Please Understand: Things I Wish Abled People Knew

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There are times I can’t help but become extremely frustrated because no one seems to understand me and the struggles I go through. It gets so lonely but it is also extremely painful to realise how much people don’t get what you are going through. I feel like abled people sometimes think they get things and understand and then completely get it wrong. So, I figured I would write down some things I wish abled folks knew.

Little disclaimer though before I get into my list and that is that these things are subjective in the sense that these are things I wish abled people knew about my struggles. Obviously disabled people are not a monolith and I can only speak for me. Anyhow, on to the list.

1) Disabled people are not a monolith

Yes, I just mentioned that but it’s important. Not all disabilities are the same, not…

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Author: gimpunk

Born with MD; developed, osteoporosis, IBS, PTSD, depression. Sole caretaker of mother with aggressive Alzheimer's. Stereotypical millennial queer. Unpaid indie writer (Terminally Beautiful, Loath Letters, Accessible Love Stories) currently on a break, trying to stay out of a home.

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