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This is not a make up room

Abled-bodied people, please do not use the accessible toilet

  • as a make up room
  • as a changing room to switch from your gym clothes to your work clothes (or whatever clothes!)
  • because you didn’t fancy standing in queue for the other – non-accessible – toilets
  • as a storage room
  • because you didn’t fancy walking a little bit further to the other toilets.

Disabled people need these toilets and often don’t have a choice! In many areas, accessible toilets are far and few between. It often involves a long search or a detour to finally find an accessible one. And then it’s all the more frustrating to find it occupied by abled bodied people.

This is not a make-up room [square beige wooden plate on black background, with wheelchair accessibility sign branded in it (dark brown imprint). TEXT on left reads: this is NOT a make-up room]

Geertrui Cazaux (Trudi). Vegan. Gardener. Wife. Disabled. Writer. Activist. Caretaker. Ex-academic. °1970. Belgium. Vegetarian since mid '90's and vegan since 2010. My main motive has always been the ethical perspective, although I am also inspired by the environmental and health aspects. Writing about veganism, animal rights and ableism on,, and

1 comment on “This is not a make up room

  1. I am right with you there. I have very limited mobility at the moment and use crutches. IT’s painful to walk so I can’t walk very far. I was at FAro airport waiting for my disabled travel assistant to arrive with the wheelchair when I need a pee. I made my way to the nearest disabled toilet, and trust me it was a long way. I just opened the door when a young mother grabbed the door and told me she needed to change her baby. She glared at me. when I told her TOUGH I needed to pee and go change your baby elsewhere. I think I called her a special snowflake LoL Some people have NO idea.


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