Episode 23: Colonization and Ableism - Rethinking Disability
Updated: Sep 4, 2022
In this episode of the Go Smudge Yourself Podcast, Jen Green discusses how colonization has impacted our view of disabilities and the shame that we now carry for having them. Listeners also learn how Indigenous communities and Nations accommodated disabled individuals prior to colonization, as well as how heteropatriarchal systems promote ableism, shame, exclusion and erasure. Jen discusses her own experience with living with disabilities, internalized ableism and the pain of relearning who she is while accepting disabled living with gratitude.
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