Full description of the featured image for the post “On ‘Person-First Language’: It’s Time to Actually Put the Person First” (speech bubbles illustrating the difference between “person-first language” and “person-centered language”):

Title: It’s Time to Actually Put the Person First

Two conversations represented using speech bubbles, the first titled “person-first language” and the second titled “person-centered language”:

Person-first language:

Person 1: “I’m autistic and blind.”
Person 2: “No, you’re a person with autism spectrum disorder and blindness.”
Person 1: “Um, no, I’m autistic and blind.”
Person 2: “That’s incorrect language.”
Person 1: *image of a thundercloud*

Person-centered language:

Person 2: “What language do you use to describe yourself?”
Person 1: “I’m autistic and blind.”
Person 2: “Cool. Should I use that language to describe you too?”
Person 1: “Yes please!”
Person 2: “Thanks! Will do!”

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