Caring for others and ourselves involves work.
Intimate work is not often talked about or researched.
Labelled people are usually only thought of as people who are cared for.
This is wrong. Labelled people do a lot of work to care for themselves and others.
Labelled people perform many different types of care work like volunteering and advocacy.
Working to care for yourself and others can help labelled people cope with dis/ableism.
Dis/ableism is when people with disabilities are treated unfairly because of their disability.
Dis/ableism is a type of oppression.
Oppression is when one group of people is treated unfairly or unjustly.
Having close relationships can help labelled
people make oppression feel less painful.
For example, you could call a friend if you felt sad.