May. 5th, 2009

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Amanda Baggs is low-functioning autistic. She can't speak and requires significant assistive care. She has been institutionalized, but now lives semi-independently. She's also wicked smart. On her blog, Ballastexitenz last October Amanda examined the concept of privilege, likening the invisible backpack to water, and how it spreads out to fill whatever vessel it's placed in. It's relevant, obviously, to more than just the disabled, and it's really, really well put.

check it out! People Can Be a Bit Like Water

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