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Disabled Isn’t a Bad Word

March 21, 2021 in Warrior Princess - No Comments
Disabled isn’t a bad word.
Callie is disabled……she doesn’t consider herself someone “with” a disability.
Disability is not something that she can pick and choose when to carry around with her.
She can’t put it on a shelf and come back to it when it’s more convenient.
She can’t forget about it or only sometimes deal with it.
It’s with her every second of every single day–inextricably linked to who she is.
She can not separate from it and its integral part of her identity.
The older that she gets, the more we are learning, growing and supporting her in identity first language 🧡
Just like I use the term “Diabetic” to describe myself, Callie is confident using “Disabled”.
Identify first language acknowledges the vital part it plays in who she is. Her disability is one piece of the beautifully made puzzle–its hard sometimes to draw the line between where the disability ends and Callie begins. Identity first language helps to affirm and validate Callie–AND her disability at the same time.
As always, this is from our perspective and what works best for our family.
If you aren’t sure what language to use, take cues from the person you are speaking to or simply ask! Its not the end of the world if someone doesn’t use the “right” language because they forgot or don’t know. But we all have the ability to be conscious of our language and adapt it when needed.
Jaime

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by! My name is Jaime! Wife to my better half, James, who is my moon and all of my stars. We are parents to our little warrior princess, Callie Grace. We started this blog to share our journey as we navigate through our crazy beautiful life. Callie is a lower limb amputee and I am a Type One Diabetic. We are hoping to change the face of beauty one step at a time! We hope by sharing our story, you leave with a little bit more inspiration and hope! Thank you so much for stopping by and joining our tribe!

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Hi Y'all! I’m Jaime, a proud working mama, author, girl boss and wifey to an ultra-adorable husband. I am a huge book nerd, I drink coffee like my life depends on it, and run on dry shampoo and Amazon Prime. Leopard print is my favorite color. I am a story teller at heart and this blog is a virtual scrapbook of our crazy beautiful life. I'm a Type One Diabetic and our little warrior princess Callie is a lower limb amputee. By sharing how we’ve chosen to flourish in the garden we’ve been planted in, we hope you can take some small nuggets of hope, inspiration, and laughter. We are so grateful that you’ve found us—welcome to the fam. We embrace our perfectly imperfect lives and don’t let the doctor’s appointments, spreadsheets, speaking engagements, 10th birthday parties to plan, housework or date nights overwhelm us. Those things are just the beautiful reminders of all the blessings in our lives. Read More

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