It’s all about your attitude..

Every now and then I get asked how I stay so positive and my simplest answer is that I have no choice not be, really! I was born with a disability so I have no idea what it feels like to exist without one, but one thing I have learned is it’s not about living with the actual disability, it’s about your attitude too. I must say now that I make no apologies for this post…

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The things the non-disabled say…

Have you ever met someone and didn’t know what to say? Well this happens to everyone at some point, but have you ever met someone with a disability and didn’t know what to say or how to talk to them? Well apparently this happens to people on a regular basis.

Growing up I had a pretty normal life, I went to mainstream school, college, university, I fought with my siblings, had my heart broken, missed curfews and wasted money on useless junk but sometimes it feels like none of this matters as some people still don’t see past the chair. Rather than being bitter I now just smile (and occasionally laugh) and bless the people when it’s all they can see. When I say ‘can’t see past the chair’ I’m talking about the people that judge me or think that people with disabilities can’t do/have normal everyday things. So I thought I’d write a list of some of the most common/stupid things that either have been said or happen to me a regular basis (or just the funny ones)

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