Worth and Dignity of all Bodies
"Ableism is the process of favoring, fetishizing, and building the world around a mostly imagined, idealized body while discriminating against those bodies perceived to move, see, hear, process, operate, look, or need differently from that vision.”
—Rebekah Taussig, in Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body
As more Unitarian Universalists learn to understand the intersecting and interlocking oppressions that harm us all, we're also developing a more nuanced understanding of ableism. This collection is one way to further that learning within our spiritual and religious values.
- What You're Saying When You Say "I Don't Need a Mic"
What's the Big Deal about Embodied Imagery in Worship? by Rev. Suzanne Fast
Readings and Quotes
- Disability and American Ideals by Kim E. Nielsen
- The Prophecy of the Disabled Body
- Crushing Systems by Rebekah Taussig
- Wild Emancipation for All of Us by Rebekah Taussig
- Witness and Pride by Eli Clare
- Disability Can Be Contextual by Kim E. Nielsen
- How Ableism Is Lived Out by Kim E. Nielsen
- The Disability Language Style Guide from the National Center on Disability Journalism is available in English, Spanish, Italian, and Romanian.