I believe that one of the reasons it is hard for me is because the disability identity can be so hard to define. For example, sometimes there are months when I am so depressed and even getting out of bed is a challenge.
In society, we do have unspoken rules about what is normal and what is not.Â Being able to fit in with the â€œnormal crowdâ€ comes with a sense of belonging and privilege.Â Ask any middle schooler.
Iâ€™m guessing that a lot of people reading this blog might be very upset at me for stating this. You might be angry that I am painting the experience of disability in such broad, unifying strokes. You might be angry that I use this statement to â€œnormalizeâ€ our experience to those who donâ€™t have disabilities.