The Stories15 Oct 2013
As a person with a disability it's hard not to have a chip on your shoulder because you know that you are going to be treated as ‘special' or ‘different' the minute you step outside your front door.
It's a fine line between treating someone who has a disability as though they should be doing what everyone else does, working, paying taxes, etc. or wrapping them in cotton wool and thinking they shouldn't have to work because they are disabled.
The stories of having to prove you have a disability or that you can do something even though you have a disability is always an issue.
Then there is the fear of the unknown where people just ignore you and pretend you are not there.
The following article, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-stories-of-the-disabled-2070879.html, tells of stories where these things are still occurring and I guess it just takes guts for other people around us to get use to use and feel comfortable – unfortunately.
I guess the more we are out there in their faces the quicker this will happen. Let's get out there and keep, keeping on.