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I Don’t Want to be Disabled but I Am

The following piece is a 557 Block Exclusive by Sarah Fader, published by the Editor at Diversability.TV.

I don’t want to be disabled but I am. I have multiple disabilities. I don’t even know if I like the word disability. Dis-ability – it’s so negative. In the 1990s when I was growing up, you insulted another person by “dissing” them. When I hear the word disability, I feel that I’m being dissed by society. You are not enough, you are weak, you are wrong, you are broken in some fundamental way. You are fucked up.  You’re not enough, not normal, not a real person because you have nothing left to give.

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I Love Myself and I Love You More

by Sarah Fader and Courtney Keesee

I love myself. But, there is this societal trend of forcing people to love themselves before others. If you can’t love yourself, then you can’t love another person. I don’t believe this to be true. The emotional connection that comes with loving other people escalates my self-confidence: loving other people makes me feel great. Calling attention to wonderful human beings makes me feel good about myself too. It’s not all about me. When I was in a deep dark depression, I would focus on the good in others to get me through. Loving yourself is a process. It’s something to work towards. Let’s honor the appreciation of other people.

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Coffee Makes Everything Better by Guest Blogger @frankenbabyx3

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Mental illness comes with a nasty stigma attached. It sucks, it’s awful, wrong, and ignorant.

ig·no·rant
ˈiɡnərənt/
adjective
  1. lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated.
    “he was told constantly that he was ignorant and stupid”

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