[Image description: Image is a photograph of two teenage girls going down a long, graduated ramp in an architecturally modern building. Both girls are tan with black hair. The girl on the right wears pigtails, a tight striped sweater that reveals a strip of her tummy, dark baggy jeans, and clunky black sneakers. She carries a large binder and a bag slung over her shoulder. She looks down at the girl on the left, who uses a manual wheelchair. This girls wears her hair lose, a half-sleeve blouse, and faded blue jeans.]
It’s inspiring to see that even in less tolerant times like the late 1990s disabled people were able to pull themselves up by their Doc Martens bootstraps and venture out in public. I tear up just thinking about it.