Author: Aimee Louw
Aimee Louw is a writer, filmmaker, communications scholar, and radio host. Her media practice spans topics of accessibility, sexuality, Canadian cultures, and feminism. In recent years, Aimee has been a part of the growing accessibility advocacy community in Montreal, Canada, focusing on accessible transit and cultural spaces. Her favourite place to be is in water.
Ableism can be defined as systemic discrimination based on disability. You know, those encounters you have that make you feel bad about your disability, or those barriers that prevent you from having your needs or desires met.
Ableism shows up everywhere. And for women or femmes or gender non-binary people, sometimes it's hard to pinpoint whether it's misogyny, ableism, or a gnarly combination.
So how does ableism enter the dating world?