Internalized Ableism: the struggle to accept our own worthiness
Overcoming Obstacles | Taking care of yourself

Internalized Ableism: the struggle to accept our own worthiness

People with disabilities are often marginalized by society – and there are a variety of reasons for it. The social model of disability focuses on how instead of viewing our symptoms as failures on our part, it’s time to start looking at what assumptions society has made that makes participating in the greater community more…

How embracing your diagnosis improves your life
Taking care of yourself | Strategizing for success

How embracing your diagnosis improves your life

I’ve noticed that some people in various disability-related groups put a huge emphasis on their diagnosis as an identity and that many disability groups are siloed based upon diagnosis. I understand it, but it also worries me. I understand the need to belong and be accepted, and that part of that process when it comes…