Not Your Inspiration

‘INSPIRATION PORN’// acrylic, spray paint on canvas// 50cm x 60cm// Jelly// 2018

Inspiration porn: “the objectification of disabled people for the benefit of able bodied people.”

Reducing disabled people to ‘inspirational’ is ‘othering’. Not the same as ‘us’ ‘different’. It portays disability as a burden, as opposed to societal obstacles which are the real burden to disabled people. When you ‘other’ a group of people, human rights are not seen as necessary for that group.
Othering dehumanises people.

Disabled people have been experiencing inspiration porn for all of time but the phrase was coined by the late Stella Young R.I.P ❤

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