A Sibling Reflects on Why We Should Never Use the “R-Word”

Meghan Hussey, a member of our Diversity & Social Justice Committee, recently wrote a powerful piece on spreading the word to end the “r-word.”

“Words get their power by how they are used in a culture,” Meghan writes. “In our culture it was clear: a particularly low name to call someone or something was the r-word, because my sister and people with intellectual disabilities like her were viewed by many as lower than the rest of us. ”

Click here to read the full article.

And if you’d like to submit your own story on this topic to the “Our Words” blog, click here to learn how!

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