You have to see yourself in society to be a part of that society
Visual activism to confront and challenge societal preconceptions:
Look → Think → Act
Simi Linton (1998) in Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity quoted by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson: "We wield that white cane, or ride that wheelchair or limp that limp” … luxuriate in that stammer?
The portrait invites us to stare, engrossed perhaps less with the “strangeness” of this woman’s disability and more with the strangeness of witnessing such dignity in a face that marks a life we have learned to imagine as unliveable and unworthy, as the kind of person we routinely detect in advance through medical technology and eliminate from our human community.
— Garland-Thomson (2009)
Flaunt the visible marks of disability. The relish with which disabled people can live their identity and present themselves to the starees.