I have come a very long way from when I was first diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia and I’m pretty content with who I am right now. I majorly healed after getting a realisation that disabled people are not the problem. And I identify as a disabled person because it is the inaccessibility and the mindsets that have made us that way.
We are not the problem; the world we are living in is.
Disabled people are differentiated on a daily basis. Either we are not good enough or we are deemed lazy. We get stared at because apparently there’s an alien rolling by. And of course, everyone needs to know “what happened to me?”. Places we want to visit are mostly inaccessible because, apparently, people on wheels are uninvited.
We don’t have a problem with ourselves, you do.