‘The Mighty’ is not an ally – the silent wave | Circa April 12, 2017

Many months ago, I came across a blog post titled “Why I no longer visit “The Mighty”.  Unfortunately, that blog post, and the friend’s blog through which I stumbled across the post, are no longer.

That’s unfortunate indeed, because the author of that post shared some excellent information.  And, regrettably, that information is correct.

Let me back up a bit and catch everyone up, for those who might (understandably) be scratching their heads right now.

Here’s what I know about “The Mighty”: it’s an online article aggregate website, featuring essays, op-ed pieces, and articles written by people with a variety of disabilities and chronic illnesses.  It spans a wide range: everything from autism to cancer to lupus to paralysis to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to…well, you get the idea.

Their “Who We Are” page states that:

We publish real stories by real people facing real challenges. We are building a brand and a community around them.

Well, that’s a half-truth.  The people and their stories are indeed (claimed to be) real (although that detail itself is up for debate).

However, I’m not convinced that they’re building a brand or community around the people themselves.  It feels more like The Mighty is building a brand and community around The Mighty.

Source: ‘The Mighty’ is not an ally – the silent wave


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