Are We Ever Disabled ‘Enough’ When You Don’t See Our Disabilities?
It is not so much that these things are invisible as it is that people are trained to hide them, and society is conditioned to look away from them.
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Those who spend their lives in bodies others deem unworthy grow accustomed to building our own self-worth.
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