Stella Young: I'm Not Your Inspiration, Thank You Very Much
Chris Downey: Design With the Blind in Mind
Aimee Mullins: It's Not Fair Having 12 Pairs of Legs
How would you describe your identity in relation to your physical ability
In what contexts, if any, do you feel that your physical ability level would be considered
a privileged identity?
In what contexts, if any, do you experience oppression because
of your physical ability level?
How does your physical ablility interact with other
identities that you hold, such as your ethnicity, race, gender, developmental life stage, family culture
and sexual orientation?
What is your comfort level working with clients whose
physical ability status differs from your own?
How comfortable are you talking about physical ability and
how it may impact identity with clients?
In what situations might physical ability be
salient in the counseling relationship?
How might you bring up physical ability with your
How important do you think it is for counselors to be
aware of their own attitudes related to physical ability and their potential to impact the counseling relationship?
What activities might counselors engage in to become
more aware of how their own cultural identities impact their world
views, values, biases, beliefs, ways of working with clients, and ways
of relating to clients?
What were your reactions to the videos on this
Were there some you were drawn to?
Were there any that elicited strong reactions?
How did the videos on this page demonstrate the
relationship between physical ability level & identity in relation to other cultural factors
such as gender, developmental life-stage, family culture, sexual orientation, career, the culture of the United States,
and other cultures?