An article from The Mighty

It seems like almost every day I’m faced with an awkward encounter with a stranger, whether it be in a coffee shop, the mall or even on the Internet. More likely than not, that awkward encounter centers on questions about my disability, or how I live my life as a disabled person. I recognize that nine times out of 10, people aren’t trying to be inappropriate or make me uncomfortable, but are just genuinely curious or concerned. That doesn’t mean their questions are OK.

Every time I address this, people’s response is always, “But I don’t know what to say.” I decided to help them out, in easy-to-use “listicle” form, of course. So without further ado, I present to you five questions you should never ask a wheelchair user, and what you can ask instead.

Read more the 5 Questions here: