Reclaiming "Crip" as a Badge of Pride

Selective use of “crip” or “crippled” by people with disabilities is a conscious act of empowerment through “reclaiming” a former slur as a badge of pride. “Selected use” means we don’t use it all the time, in every situation. We exercise judgment in when and where it’s appropriate to use.
— Disability Thinking

Thoughtful, nuanced, argument on the use of "crip." More here.