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Dear People Who Feel Bad For People With disabilities

my latest piece is about my view on how the world sees people with disabilities

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Dear People Who Feel Bad For People With disabilities

Dear people who feel sorry for people with disabilities,

I have heard it aww I'm sorry but here is my question why are you sorry ? do you assume because we are disabled we do not have a life that is as full as yours or because you think our lives are so tough because we need help with things . Don't get me wrong we all have our struggles whether, that is accessibility , having the right things we need etc. We as a disabled community do have our struggles yes but at the end of the day we are people we have friend jobs we go to school and do so much more , let's get real here disabled is a word no parent wants to hear when their child is born because they had dreams of a normal life for their child but when the word disabled is in the mix and everything changes all your hopes and dreams for that perfect child you wanted to have our different will they have friends will they be picked on will they live a full a happy life this becomes your new perfect life for your child with disabilities whatever that disability may be .Let me answer this question for new parents with a child that has a disability or to the people who pity us yes they will live happy lives how do I know this because I myself am disabled I have Cerebral palsy and I am an amputee I run and founded a small group in my area called Youth Changing The World with my friends and wait there is more as of last year . I became a independent self published author shocking I know Here is a problem I think people and society have a problem with the word disabilities they are scared because they have picture of someone in their heads of someone who is in a wheelchair and can't do anything for his or herself or someone who is non verbal and as autism who they think can't do anything so you don't even try to see what we are capable of so you limit us because you don't know what to do or how to help us. For those of you that feel bad for us or don't quite get how we do the awesome things we are able to when given the chance spend time with someone who is disabled and help us and I do not mean with our basic everyday task I mean help us with more accessibility to places give us jobs and give us the right to be heard we have just as much to say as everyone else if not more so so listen you may learn something,As a community we have to stand up and stan out and create and define our own lives and not let others do it for us an until we do that the world will truly see what the word disabled really means.

Sincerely, A disabled woman who is limitless

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