There has been an almighty tussle going on for some decades, now, about how we should view the disabled world. The word ’disabled’ itself has been designated the appropriate term by people without a disability. It is like fair skinned folks calling darker skinned people ‘black’; who gives them the right to call the shots? We, as a global community, are waking up to many of the injustices foisted upon us by our ancestors, through plain old ignorance. Names are important, because in most peoples’ minds the name signifies the reality and their understanding of it. Beauty is related to this, because to call someone disabled is to define them by their lack of ability.
Why You Should Treat Yourself Or Your Friend To Some Beauty Therapy
How would you like to be known for your inability to do something or be something? Disability has been thus designated by doctors, the medical model, with the best of intentions, but the worst of outcomes. Doctors cannot fix most disabilities; if you are labelled disabled it means that medicine has not come up with a cure, so far. The social model would rather people accept these differently made human beings, as they currently are. Therefore, adjudicate their beauty on this basis, not on their failure to stand perfectly tall or see or hear or whatever it may be.
Allow these human beings to be beautiful within their own parameters, and do not categorise them as less than perfect human beings. We all want to be beautiful, and we are all beautiful, in our own distinctive ways. This is not some consolation prize, this is their right as a human being. Wash out the ignorance and small mindedness out of your eyes and see what is truly before you. Feel the glow and magic of their essential humanity. See the spark in their eye and know the blush of the blood beneath their skin.
Beauty has traditionally been reserved for the wealthy and powerful among us. Poor parents did not encourage their children to visit expensive day spas and retreats. Similarly, it is not commonly thought that disabled people would or should benefit from a beauty treatment. Well, the world is changing my friend and the class system is crumbling. Treating yourself or a friend to some beauty therapy is no longer the sole province of the rich and beautiful among us. Here are some ideas for other activities, which could enliven another human being’s day.