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Wellness Hour – Internalized Ableism

Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

5:00 pm ET | 4:00 pm CT | 3:00 pm MT | 2:00 pm PT

This month, we thought we’d explore the topic of ableism–and in particular ableist concepts that all of us absorb unconsciously because ableism is so deeply embedded in our culture and language that many of us are unaware of them. Internalized ableism leads people with disabilities to think of themselves as abnormal, less than, or damaged. The poem “The Other Side of Ableism” by Maria Palacios, poet, author, and activist, explores multiple ways in which ableist assumptions affect us. Take a read let us know what you think.

Our monthly Zoom meeting on Wellness is held on the second Monday of each month at 5:00-6:00 pm ET. Each month, we’ll have a conversation starter topic, but this is an informal gathering and if the discussion veers off in other directions, that’s OK! We hope you’ll drop by to enjoy the company of some of the wonderful people in our community.

The Wellness Hour is open to everyone in the FSHD community. This is your time to enjoy the company of fellow FSHers, share challenges, talk about what works for you, and feel validated and supported in whatever you may be going through.

If you are interested, please register by clicking on the link below. You only need to register once for the monthly series. You’ll receive notifications from Zoom with the meeting information.

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Date:
Feb 14
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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