Disabled mannequins will be eliciting astonished looks from passers-by on Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse today. Between the perfect mannequins, there will be figures with scoliosis or brittle bone disease modelling the latest fashions. One will have shortened limbs; the other a malformed spine. The campaign has been devised for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by Pro Infirmis, an organisation for the disabled. Entitled “Because who is perfect? Get closer.”, it is designed to provoke reflection on the acceptance of people with disabilities.
Happy International Day of People with a Disability! Hope you all have a great day! #SoCripplesHaveADayNow?
"Polite society often tells us that we need to take the ‘dis’ out of disability, but maybe… just maybe, we should spend some time putting it back in. Take the "dis" out of disability and you remove the core of what has shaped my life. Disability puts the "D" in diversity, but in order to make that a real difference we’ve got to own that spot. It took me 35 years to respect and honor that truth. Others shouldn’t have to wait that long…" Lawrence Carter-Long
Winner of AAPD’s 2010 Paul G.Hearne award Lawrence Carter-Long.
Learn more about Lawrence Carter-Long and his work in this audio described and captioned video.
One of the coolest costumes in a wheelchair!
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my body’s functionality
United States #Marine, Cpl. Todd Love particpated in the Spartan Race battling the course alongside warrior athletes, community members, volunteers, and other Spartans. Love is a 22 year old Marine who in August of 2010 nearly lost his life and all but one of his limbs in a devastating explosion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.