Sandang Disabilitas, 5 Wanita Hebat Ini Tampar Persepsi Dunia

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Penyandang disabilitas kerap dipandang sebelah mata oleh masyarakat. Banyak anggapan bahwa mereka tak bisa menjalani kehidupan normal dan bergantung pada orang lain.

Membicarakan dan menyuarakan hak mereka di muka umum pun masih sering dianggap tabu atau berlebihan. Padahal, seharusnya mereka mendapatkan tempat yang sama di masyarakat layaknya orang normal.

Secara singkat, itulah yang ingin disampaikan para wanita hebat ini. Meski menyandang disabilitas dan memiliki kekurangan, mereka memberikan pengaruh besar di masyakat. Melalui Instagram, blog, dan video, kelima wanita ini membuktikan bahwa penyandang disabilitas bisa melalukan hal besar dan mengubah persepsi dunia tentang mereka.

Siapa saja mereka? Berikut ulasannya.

1. Mama Cax (@mamacaxx)


Mama Cax memang harus mengenakan kaki palsu untuk bisa bergerak bebas. Namun, disamping kekurangan yang dimilikinya, wanita cantik ini adalah model terkenal yang juga menjadi pembicara dan penulis. Mama Cax telah menelurkan sejumlah karya besar berupa tulisan. Melalui blognya, ia menceritakan perjalanannya untuk mencintai diri sendiri hingga bisa meraih sukses.

2. Angel Giuffria (@aannggeellll)

Wanita yang menjuluki dirinya sebagai Angel “Cyborg” ini menggunakan lengan bionik untuk membantunya beraktivitas. Meski begitu, Angel tetap menjalani profesinya sebagai aktris, menyelesaikan studi pascasarjananya, ataupun menjadi babysitter bionik yang disukai anak kecil karena lengannya yang unik.

3. Rebekah Taussig (@sitting_pretty)

I played a 45-second part in a student-directed high school play this week. (If you're looking for your standard #manicpixiedreamgirl in your next production, you know where to find me?✨) . Watching the kids prepare that night — running through their absurd tongue-twisters and unifying jumping exercises — I kept thinking, why the hell didn't I do theater in high school?? This is the best? . But I don't think I even considered theater an option in high school. I couldn't picture the roles played by bodies sitting in wheelchairs, and I saw the inaccessible stage, and I thought, "Not for me." I did that with a lot of things. As a painfully self-conscious teenager, I never wanted to ask for accommodations (because, uuuugg — some days I still get exhausted asking for accommodations). And I don't remember anyone asking me if I wanted to join. . This is an interesting dance — this balance between rallying the oomph to ask for a party invitation and being able to let this one go without a fight and without guilt — the balance between inviting everyone on the fringe to the inside and waiting for those same people to let you know if they even want to be on the inside. . . I don't think there's anything obvious or standardized about this dance. But I DO wish I'd tried theater in high school, and I AM excited about more disabled bodies on stages and behind cameras, and I DO say a little prayer of gratitude every time a person looks me in the eyes and says, "You don't have to join this circle, but if you want to, we'll make it happen, no problem."? . PS, who wants to write a #cripplepunk play with me full of #disabledandcute characters about #365dayswithdisability ???♿️⭐️

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Melalui akun Instagram yang dimilikinya, Rebekah mengajak orang-orang berpikir lebih jauh tentang disabilitas. Dia mungkin tak bisa berjalan seperti orang kebanyakan. Namun, caption dalam tiap tulisannya, akan membuat pikiranmu melayang kemana-mana.

4. Imogen’s Body Lovin’ (@the_feeding_of_the_fox)

Choose your disabled activists carefully. Be sure they are consistent in their political standing. Being inconsistent with language or requests implies that the social model & the politics of Disabled People's are unimportant. It is reasonable to expect activists to be clear in their language choices where it pertains to their political stances. For me, that means them both subscribing to and truly understanding the social model of disability. The social model suggests that we are disabled by the world around us being grossly inaccessible rather than by our bodies. ‘Disabled’ then becomes a politicised word. When you identify as a Disabled Person, you're acknowledging that you are marginalised by society. When you use the word 'disabilities' to describe your impairment, you are using language from the medical model of disability, where your body blamed for the lack of access you have to the world. It becomes your bodies 'fault' for being different rather than the responsibility of us all to create access for everyone. If we are to speak out more about the realities of what we face as Disabled People, it’s imperative our activist understand the strong political roots that we've grown from, otherwise we are destined to remain trapped in inaccessible inaction.

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Disabilitas bukan hanya soal fisik, tapi juga mental. Itulah yang ingin disampaikan Imogen melalui akunnya. Imogen pernah berjuang melawan gangguan makan yang menyebabkan kulitnya menggelambir setelah diet ketat. Ia juga menceritakan tentang kisahnya menerima kondisi tubuhnya yang dianggap menjijikkan oleh sebagian orang.

5. Tiffany Yu (@imtiffanyyu)

It was time for a change. // ?: @denisleonphoto #manifesting17 #mookysadventures #nyc #3percentconf

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Wanita cantik ini merupakan founder Dibersability, sebuah organisasi yang didedikasikan untuk menyatukan dan memberdayakan para penyandang disabilitas. Melalui organisasi dan akun Instagramnya, Tiffany banyak menyampaikan tentang disabilitas dan kesehatan mental.

Kelima wanita ini memang memiliki tubuh yang tak sempurna. Tapi, hati dan semangat mereka mengalahkan orang normal kebanyakan.

Mereka juga menyadarkan orang lain bahwa cantik bukan soal kesempurnaan, melainkan bagaimana kamu mencintai kondisimu saat ini dan terus mencoba sekuat tenaga. Patut diacungi jempol, deh!

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