March 16, 2021

I have one of the most advanced prosthetic arms in the world — and I hate it

There’s some truth to poet and disability activist Jillian Weise’s argument in her essay “Common Cyborg” that the nondisabled “like us best with bionic arms and legs…. They want us shiny and metallic and in their image.” Cyborgism often serves as a way to make other people comfortable.