Inspiration Porn

Inspiration Porn is a term coined by the late Stella Young to describe the way disabled people are frequently manipulated and objectified in media for the benefit of everyone else. Inspiration Porn 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.