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A Mom's Brave Response to Hearing Someone Called the R-Word

July 02, 2014

The Mighty recently featured a touching blog post from Jeannette Bellesfield who describes her own blog, Mommy Needs a Martini, as "The journey of a married, full-time working Mommy to two girls whose life consists of work, diapers, bottles, stories, naps, craft fails, power struggles and, of course, Martinis." Read an excerpt of the post below. 

Spread the Word to End the Word

March 01, 2013

Spread the Word to End the Word has marked March 6, 2013 as their annual day of awareness of the hurtful use of the R-word.

Spread the Word to End the Word is an ongoing effort by Special Olympics, Best Buddies International, and supporters set out to raise the consciousness of society about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word “retard(ed).”

They are encouraging people to pledge to stop using the R-word.

Find out more here.