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2 Oct 14
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The 10 Phrases I’ve Stopped Saying And The People Who Appreciate Me For It (via Upworthy)
It’s pretty common for people to use disability metaphors like “That guy is crazy!” or “This weather is so bipolar” without giving it a second thought. It’s important to realize how these words and metaphors can affect people with disabilities and perpetuate stigmas surrounding mental health. If you’ve never thought about the impact these words can have, you’re in luck because this chart provides some common disability metaphors and easy alternatives!

ps. Special thanks to m-arkiplier for inspiring me to create this graphic! (and for his permission to use his post) For more info on why it’s important to be conscious of the metaphors we use, check out this HuffPost article ”10 Reasons to Give Up Ableist Language.”

The 10 Phrases I’ve Stopped Saying And The People Who Appreciate Me For It (via Upworthy)

It’s pretty common for people to use disability metaphors like “That guy is crazy!” or “This weather is so bipolar” without giving it a second thought. It’s important to realize how these words and metaphors can affect people with disabilities and perpetuate stigmas surrounding mental health. If you’ve never thought about the impact these words can have, you’re in luck because this chart provides some common disability metaphors and easy alternatives!

ps. Special thanks to m-arkiplier for inspiring me to create this graphic! (and for his permission to use his post) For more info on why it’s important to be conscious of the metaphors we use, check out this HuffPost article ”10 Reasons to Give Up Ableist Language.”


17 May 13

re: D.E.R.P. video

imnothayley said: You’re wonderful, but there’s some problematic things here. While it’s great to know that Snapchat is not foolproof, the onus should be placed on the person who’s misusing the pictures, not on those who send them. Also, the word “derp” is ableist.

It’s been brought to my attention that "derp" (the title of my latest video) is ableist, which is something I wasn’t aware of. I did research on it’s origins and understood it to be the same as “no duh” or just suggesting something was stupid. I feel truly awful about this not only because it’s offensive, but because I’ve potentially ruined what I think is an important message by using a poor choice of words. I’ve done some googling and have found conflicting posts about this, so I’d love input from the Tumblr community because I trust you guys and you regularly keep me in check.

As for the info about Snapchat, my goal was to inform teens that it is not a fool proof way to share photos, since I know many use it to send photos they would otherwise not want saved. If someone shares a private photo without your permission they are absolutely at fault, but I think it’s important to be aware that the technology you’re using to “safely” share private photos may not protect you the way you’ve initially assumed. 

Again, I always appreciate it when my audience holds me accountable for the content I produce, especially because my aim is to not only entertain but educate. I love hearing from you guys, even when it’s to inform me I’m at fault, so don’t ever hesitate to reach out through comments, email or elsewhere to let me know what’s up.