When disabled people say they don’t want to be treated differently, we mean we don’t want to hear your voice go up 5 million octaves as you talk to us like we’re toddlers, or see your face contort into a big plastic smile when you see us. 

We mean, treat us with the respect and dignity a human being has every right to.

We do not mean, ignore our disability and hold us to abled standards. 

Abled people just don’t get that.


Anonymous asked:

i'm just curious... if you're deaf how come you have a playlist?

thejamesboyle answered:

I have a cochlear implant. 



This isn’t the 18th century and frankly, this pisses me off. Today, we’re every bit as capable of enjoying and creating music as any hearing person. Cochlear implants may not give us perfectly acute hearing, but it’s enough to enjoy everything hearing people do.



Happy 19 years Nsync! You were my world for 8 years. I collected every magazine with your faces on the cover,every fan book and every quiz book. I recorded all your interviews on VHS and watched them over and over again. You were my first concert and I was able to see you with one of my best friends and it was the best night ever. I have your concerts on VHS and DVD(still need the Madison square garden one on DVD,still only have it on VHS) and you were the first CD I ever bought,I bought my boom box the same day and I covered my walls with your posters. The only things I never owned were the marionettes and the teddy bears. I only owned the JT bobble head because I couldn’t find the others. I just adore these men,I love them for who they are as people,together and apart.

Thank you Chris for creating this and thank you to the guys for taking the chance on this dream. I’ll always be grateful and I will always be a fan.

I’m not going anywhere and I don’t think anyone else is either.