Blogger Imogen May is a body-positivity activist. Her blog and Instagram, The Feeding of the Fox, often feature talks about disabilities, about loving yourself, and sometimes, about mental health.

Despite being an extremely powerful voice in the body-positivity community, she doesn't want others to see her as an inspiration because of her disability.

A post May made in July has recently gone viral for its brutal reminder that people with disabilities shouldn't be anyone's "inspiration."

"I am not an inspiration because I am a disabled person," she wrote in the caption. "I am not brave, I do not endure or suffer and I am absolutely not an inspiration. When you say those things, you make my life and in turn my body less worthy than yours."

"Your good health is a privilege," she continued.

"But that doesn't in turn make my body somehow unfortunate or undesirable," she wrote.

"Saying you couldn't battle what I do suggests that a) I possess something you don't (I don't) or that b) living in my own skin is so horrifically unbearable you need super powers in order to manage it."

It's not a compliment.

"I realise that feels to you like a compliment, that it comes from a place of kindness, a compliment, but it is insulting," she wrote. "In reality many won't have any idea of what it is like to live the life I have lived in an impaired body, so your frame of reference for what might or might not be difficult is both limited & likely impacted upon by what the media have told you about my life as a cripple (similar to how you've been told you have to look as a woman, and we've all agreed that's bullshit, right?)"

May also stressed that her body doesn't start and end with her impairment.

"Suggesting I'm inspiring due to a blip in my genetic code means that everything I have worked for as a person is worthless & that my impaired body is the only part of me anyone sees."

There are many other ways in which May is an inspiration.

"I want to inspire you because I write powerfully & love radically. I want to encourage you because I am an ally in this political movement. I want to be seen as a critical thinking with important messages," she concluded.

"So be aware, when you repost disabled bodies, when you talk about us in comments, when you praise us. We don't want to be your inspiration porn we want to be noticed, acknowledged & appreciated for what we offer as people."

Language is a powerful thing.

In an interview with Metro, she compared being called an inspiration because of her disability to being congratulated for acne.

"Consider for a moment how you might feel if someone congratulated you for making it through the day with your hair color or acne," she said. "Your words were meant with such kindness, but in reality they can cause much harm."

And most importantly, choose your words carefully. Your compliment can have a totally different (and sometimes harmful) meaning.