The Critical Axis logo embraces imperfection with its slightly askew matrix. The upper right, and more aspirational quadrant is blocked off and colored outside the lines. The all caps, san serif Critical Axis word mark is disrupted by an exaggerated forward leaning line of the x that descends below the baseline of the text.

Inspiration and Exploitation

Inspiration Exploitation describes the way disabled people are frequently manipulated and objectified in media for the benefit of everyone else. Inspiration Exploitation relies on many other stigmatizing tropes, such as SuperCrip or Gift Recipient to create a distorted narrative that inspires broader audiences.

Disabled people oftentimes describe the process of their likeness being turned into Inspiration Porn as dehumanizing. Inspiration Porn is nothing more than a form of virtue signaling that is intended for the non-disabled gaze and does not consider disabled people to be an audience.