Think Before You Act

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great October. It is certainly going by quickly! Since Halloween is upon us, I wanted to discuss costumes.

Today, I was scrolling on Facebook and a page I followed had posted a picture of a man dressed as a blind pilot, cane and all. I’m pretty sure my scalp started sizzling. I am going to say something that I can’t believe is necessary to say. People with disabilities are not here for you to use for Halloween costume ideas. My disability is not a costume. It is something that I live with every day, it is a big part of my life.

So, just to be clear, it is not ok for you or your child to dress up as a deaf person, a blind person, a person who uses a cane, wheelchair, walker or any other assistive device. It’s not cool and it’s not funny.

I hope that this gives you something to think about and I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween!

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