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Viral Hashtag “#AbledsAreWeird” Shows Just How Much Crap Disabled People Deal With Daily

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Disabled people face challenges like lack of access and accommodations on a daily basis, but you might be surprised by how many of those challenges are presented in the form of ignorance or stigma from people who aren’t educated (or don’t care to be) when it comes to interacting with people different than they are.

If you’re interested in learning, Twitter user Imani Barbarin has your back – she created #AbledsAreWeird to give other disabled people a platform to share their stories and encounters with abled people who reacted in…let’s just say not the most optimal way.

#1. First of all, mind your own business.

#2. You definitely can’t have it both ways.

#3. Too many teachers behaving badly on this list.

#4. One more time for the people in the back.

#5. Take a look in a mirror, lady.

#6. I have sympathy rage.

#7. That’s taking “stranger danger” a bit far.

#8. No, you definitely don’t.

#9. That poor kid.

#10. Not an excuse.

#11. Actions speak louder than words.

#12. What is WRONG with people?

#13. Definitely not a friend.

#14. What does that even mean?

#15. You can’t be serious.

#16. This is what middle fingers were made for, I’m pretty sure.

#17. Like a deer in headlights.

The more you know!