The Value Of Disability Representation

10.2.2015
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Brittany Déjean
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Brittany Déjean

Theresa Goh, a wheelchair-user and Paralympian from Singapore, has changed her perception on how she wants others to see her over the years.

“At first I didn’t want people to see me as a person with disability. I just want them to see me as everyone else. After that, I realize it’s important to be represented and to be a representation of a person with a disability.”

Theresa knows that she is more than her disability and she knows what she is capable of. “Treat me as a normal person…basically not to see me and immediately think pity,” she adds.

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