What will disability teach you? It will teach you that you are viewed as a second-class citizen unless you the disabled person proves to the contrary. The only privilege you have is the one to take shit, and thank such oppressors for said shit. Have I faced inequality and felt the need to apologize for my CP? Yes, and I have done so. Then, I realized that wasn't in my job description. If it sounds like I'm angry, I am. I have to prove I'm disabled. The burden of proof is on me. For every good person, I meet a bad apple that makes me question every faith in humanity I have. I have to prove my self-worth, because for some it seems God doesn't determine that. I can hear the commentary, you should be grateful you live in this country, because in others they institutionalize you. Let me say this, I didn't feel I had a right to speak about this, because it feels like complaining to me, and the last thing I am is ungrateful. What I am doing is honoring this nation by voicing my grievances because it gives me the right to do so. Folks, I have just realized that I have to speak for myself or be discounted. Thank you Donald Trump, for the kick in the ass.
Don't mock us.