Tuesday, January 17, 2017

"A favorite subject of click-bait internet articles, Overcomers are achievers who don’t let their disability get in the way and accomplish great feats in spite of it. Overcomers “defy the odds,” or “show us what is possible.” They are the kind of disabled people from whom you can supposedly learn profound lessons about how determination, optimism, and positivity help one triumph over adversity."

Chris Barbey, a former bioethics grad student at the U, explains in JAMA how people misunderstand his disability.

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