Don’t Call Me An Olympian

Being called an Olympian is in no way offensive… it is just not accurate as I have never been to an Olympic Games. I wrote this article to try to help people understand why being called a Paralympian is important to me. Using the correct term goes far beyond sport, it acknowledges the history of the Paralympic movement. It highlights society’s past inequalities and acknowledges the people who fought for human rights that continue to envision an inclusive future.