I am transforming my reflective narrative about my experience in a wheelchair into an academic essay about able-bodied privilege. Allan Johnson and Peggy McIntosh employed an interesting writing technique in their separate excerpts about white privilege, male privilege, and heterosexual privilege. They made lists of things that you can do or assume if you are in one of these privileged groups.
I have begun my research by looking at McIntosh’s “White Privilege Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” and Allan Johnson’s Privilege Power and Difference. I am interested in how I can adapt their lists to create my own about able-bodied privilege. I also like how they both included some background into their essays before the list, and that is something I would like to do as well.