Fighting my internalisation of the hierarchy of disability (CrippledScholar blog). This post puts into words something that happens, but shouldn’t.
The basic idea behind the hierarchy is the prejudicial idea that disability is equated with being a burden or public nuisance … to maintain higher status a disabled person must not be perceived as either of those things.
I still hesitate to publicly label myself because I know that the additional stigma of a DSM diagnosis confirms so much of the deeply held misinformation the nondisabled public has on disability.
Well worth a read!