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