My artwork inspired by www.R-Word.org to help end the use of the r-word.
"The R-word is the word 'retard(ed)'. Why does it hurt? The R-word hurts because it is exclusive. It's offensive. It's derogatory. 
 
Our campaign asks people to pledge to stop saying the R-word as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for all people.  Language affects attitudes and attitudes affect actions.  Pledge today to use respectful, people-first language."
 
(Originally created in 2010 and revised 2016)
 
 
 
Below are the original 2010 drafts:
 
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