Working

 

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Caring for others and ourselves involves work.

 

 

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Intimate work is not often talked about or researched.

 

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Labelled people are usually only thought of as people who are cared for.

 

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This is wrong. Labelled people do a lot of work to care for themselves and others.

 

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Labelled people perform many different types of care work like volunteering and advocacy.

 

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Working to care for yourself and others can help labelled people cope with dis/ableism.

 

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Dis/ableism is when people with disabilities are treated unfairly because of their disability.

 

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Dis/ableism is a type of oppression.

 

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Oppression is when one group of people is treated unfairly or unjustly.

 

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Having close relationships can help labelled
people make oppression feel less painful.

 

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For example, you could call a friend if you felt sad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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