This past week in #CPChatNow was bustling as always. This is #CPChatNow Co-Host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
First, we have to congratulate #CPChatNow member, Timmy Le, for getting accepted to a PhD program at the University of Massachusetts.
Next, members talked about annoying aspects of having a disability like fixing your wheelchair or having to renew a permanent handicap parking placard
Various members talked about the positives and negative impacts of social media. Zach and I talked about negatives like getting addicted to “likes,” but also positives like having access to information you would not have like parents finding community.
Next, members talked about potential figures of speech that are offensive due to disability. Shira and Zach talked about the figure of speech “A leg to stand on”
Finally, I shared my experience as a wheelchair user of people commonly worrying whether saying “Let’s walk over there” is offensive:
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: Do you feel social media is a net negative or positive in your life?
Please share your answers in the comments and join us each Wednesday on #CPChatNow on Twitter at 8 Eastern.