“It’s way easier to oppress a demographic when they are forgotten and/or isolated — and both are applicable to the disability community.”
This is artist and intersectional activist Michele Kaplan.
Kaplan hosts the YouTube series, Rebelwheels NYC, which addresses “all things disability.”
And recently, Kaplan launched a new project: What Is Ableism?
The site exists as a resource to educate non-disabled people about ableism — a word and concept that isn't nearly as familiar to most as “racism” or “sexism,” but an equally pervasive problem — and to provide resources for people with disabilities.
So what is ableism?