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Blogging Against Disablism Day 2016: Disablism- The Enemy Of Disability

May 1, 2016

Readers, today is Blogging Against Disablism Day 2016!

My contribution, as usual, comes in the form of a little bit of poetry.

Disablism- The Enemy Of Disability

As long as disability lives

It’s enemy, disablism, will never forgive

Like Harry Potter and Voldemort

Not opposites, but enemies.

Both tall and neither short.


Disablism is to disability

What racism is to race.

What sexism is to gender.

While disability exists, disablism will never surrender.


Does this mean we should want to kill disability?

Wipe it from the face of the Earth?

Of course not, we wouldn’t have killed Harry Potter

Even to avoid Lord Voldemort’s rebirth.


Disability is different

Like the wizard with the scar

But it’s not wrong

Any more than it’s wrong to drive a fast car.


Disability can be beautiful,

Like Harry’s magic spell

But if you use disablism against us,

You’ll never be able to tell.


If disabled people want to stay alive

We must fight disablism always

No matter what anyone says

We can’t stop this job each day at five!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 1, 2016 12:24 am


  2. May 1, 2016 12:33 am

    Thank you for your great poem, Sarah!

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