Top 6 quotes from Freedom to be Flawed
Team Culture Lab
8 May 2018
Peter Griffin on people with disabilities being reduced to inspiring stories
The pedestalization of people with disability is very similar to how women are treated in India- kept away at home, hidden and respected if out of sight.
Nidhi Goyal on political correctness
We want to be politically correct and then stop engaging. So one may use ‘persons with disabilities’ and then treat them like trash. What’s the point of accepting words and ideas if you don’t accept the people?
Nipun Malhotra on societal stigma against people with disabilities
When it comes to disability, there are 3 A’s that need to change - Accessibility, Affordability and Attitudes. Social stigma is still a major hurdle for disability rights, because statistics and numbers are hardly reliable if families do not declare people with disabilities.
Divyanshu Ganatra on the lack of meaningful interaction with disabled persons among the able-bodied population
When I went blind at the age of 19, I was the only blind person I knew. I knew blind people existed, but I didn't personally know any. They came out of the woodworks at rehab.
Virali Modi on access in restaurants
A restaurant, despite being fully accessible, suggests that I don’t come because I will feel uncomfortable. Don't tell me that I will feel uncomfortable, if I feel uncomfortable I will leave. You don't need to tell me that.
Kartiki Patel on fitness for people with disabilities
There are gyms and Zumba classes for able bodied, but only physiotherapy for the disabled, which connotes impairment. There is no focus on adaptive fitness for the disabled.