Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Redefining Disability Project: Post #23


The question for today...

What would you like the general public to know about your disabilities, disability in general, or any other relevant subject?

Hmm, not to bad of a question. I'm fairly opinionated about the public reaction when faced with me.
  • In general people with disabilities do not need your pity. 
  • They may need your help from time to time though. Either offer or wait to be asked.
  • Assume nothing. You know what they say about assume.
These are two biggies with me. The "poor pitiful thing" looks just infuriates me. Yes, I may only have on working arm, one leg not braces, walk with a cane, and may talk strange, BUT I'm still capable of so much. Don't assume I can't because I'll probably surprise you.

If you open doors all the time for others, then go ahead and open it for me. If you don't- don't do it because you assume I need you to. I have been disabled by my stroke for close to three years now, I'm perfectly able to door it myself. If not, I'll ask for help.

In a nut shell that's it.


1 comment:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If I were to open the door for you, it's because I do it for everyone.