Too often it can feel like living with a disability revolves around limitations and labels: the things you can’t do; the way you can become representative of a category rather than just you. It’s frustrating to feel that a disability like blindness defines you and your choices rather than simply being a part of you, the whole person. That’s why this TED Talk by activist Caroline Casey of the Kanchi Network, an organization dedicated to engaging “business and media leadership to create an inclusive world for people with disabilities”, is so powerful. I won’t spoil the punchline of her opening remarks, but suffice it to say that this is an incredible meditation on the freedom to be gained from shedding the perceptions and prohibitions of others.
Get the transcript here.