Two footed privilege

Winter is long in Ithaca. It is longer when you use a wheelchair. This fact was proven when I attempted to take out two of my favorite, wheelchair using gals on a walk around the block after not being able to leave the house for weeks. After we slid down the ramp (admittedly fun) we spent quite some time shoveling out a decent path to the sidewalk only to find the sidewalk was passable for three quarters of the block…
No matter who we are we have privilege. Whether it is socio-economic, race, education, gender identity, age or our two feet. We must always remember what we have and make the path easier for others who don’t experience privilege in the same way. Sometimes creating that path quite literally means shoveling the sidewalk.

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