the diversification and sub-grouping of the disabled/chronic illness/spoonie community is a positive thing. Now, I’m not talking about cliques, I’m talking about new blogs popping up on the scene that focus on specific groups, specific illnesses/disabilities or specific lived experiences.
It is a good thing because it shows HOW STRONG the community its-self has grown. So strong, that it reflects the tumblr culture at large, reflecting US centricism, white cis-gender folx and females. This is not inherently bad, but it is something to be aware of, and it is a call for diversification. Our community is so strong that people can find other people with the same identical axes of oppression, which was rarely even possible before.
So, when smaller (inevitable) sub-cultures are born focusing on the other marginalized identities of disabled/chronically ill people, try to see this as proof of our power as a community as well as a call to be more inclusive, and not as self-segregation by a smaller group. I see fierce defense of our AB free safe spaces, and I expect you to equally defend ALL safe spaces, even the ones that exclude you.