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.
Great Post! Two thumbs up! You have EVERY right to speak and be treated the same as the next person!ReplyDelete