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SuperBabies Don't Cry
by Heather Kirn Lanier

"With my woo-woo belief that the mind could control the body, I’d pushed disability away. I’d done this by subscribing to the belief that disability always had an avoidable cause. I’d believed I could control the body because I could not stomach the truth: that the body is fragile, ephemeral. I had not realized this about myself. I had not realized this about my parents. I did not see our adamant devotion to vitamins and affirmations and organics as fear-based, as an attempt to control the uncontrollable. I also did not see it as political. I saw it as morally good. I was making a SuperHuman. What was wrong with that?"

Content Notes: Pregnancy, Birth, Parenting, Internalized Ableism

Date: 2017-04-10 08:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
Heather Kirn Lanier also writes a fabulous blog at “Star in My Eye.”

After being congratulated for Fiona’s atypically high functioning, she writes:

The story that, after Fiona, my husband and I are the ones responsible for Fiona’s progress ignores two things: one, it ignores what I’ll call The Big Mystery (which is either the dice of the universe or complex gene expression or God’s enigmatic grace, depending on your perspective); and two, it ignores the bigger social picture in which Fiona flourishes.

Date: 2017-04-11 04:31 am (UTC)
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Wow, that blog is TERRIFIC.

Date: 2017-04-10 10:11 pm (UTC)
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That was a really good article! Thanks for posting it. :)


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