Description: A simple drawing of a woman with visible eyes and long black hair but her mouth covered by a large band of masking tape and pen. The text at the top of the page asks: Want friends? The bottom text says: Know your place, cripple.
I do not consider myself an artistic person, but I saw this play on Friday that I found incredibly offensive and hurtful from a disability perspective. So I started drawing. Here is one of the things I came up with.
It's not a statement on my friends. But it is an attitude I see in society, very often. And sometimes I fear that if I am too "uppity", I will lose my friends. And I often feel like I need to act subservient and or apologetic if I want to get the accommodations I need for my disability. So I wanted to express my anger and my hurt.