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Sorry I Don’t Look Disabled Enough For You!

     When most people think of a disabled person, they think of someone who is missing a limb, in a wheelchair, or someone who walks with a limp; any sort of physical impairment confirming that there is in fact a disability. Some people fail to realize that disabilities go way beyond a person’s physical appearance.


     This can be harmful when those very people can’t seem to mind their business, going as far as leaving notes on cars parked in handicapped spots trying to shame them for parking there, assuming they weren’t disabled based on the way they looked. 



     There are so many times that I have needed to get a scooter while at a store, festival or park, but don’t because of the stigma surrounding what a disability "looks like". There are many others, like me, who will not park in a handicapped parking space because they feel that same shame coming from the ignorance of onlookers.

     Also, just mind the business that pays you. Get a hobby if you have that much time on your hands. Stop judging people and open your eyes to the fact that disabled doesn’t just look one way.

5 comments

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  • I completely agree with you Krissy! People look at us and just assume all is well. Just cause I look like I’m well, doesn’t mean that I am! Thank you for this!💜

    Klarise
  • Yes there are so many mean people out there instead of just leave you alone they take the time to write very hurtful notes wow hopefully they never have an illness that they will be judge by the way they look and not by the way they feel because alot of us are suffering and still walking and moving with alot of pain and not show it

    Mary
  • Amen! Leave us the heck alone Karen!

    Cathy Favorite

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