I am Dis-Abled and so what???

Today is World Disability Day and here is a basic definition I got from the world wide web: Collins dictionary defined disability thus: “Disability is a permanent injury, illness, or physical or mental condition that tends to restrict the way that someone can live their life.”

Do I need to remind the world of my dis-Abilities? I wear hearing aids (and so what?), I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and suffered for two good years limping and downing meds (and so what?), I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder aka PTSD in 2014, indeed I used to be so messed up up there I attempted suicide in February 2009 (gimmie a big break here – and so what?).

Now, if I can’t remember anymore of dem damn dis-Abilities, need I start writing about Marie Abanga Global? About Hope for the Abused and Battered?

Come on people stop giving words so much limitation powers. Find the ability in your disability, show some empathy, compassion and even sympathy ( who knows which you know or prefer?). 

Dare to turn your dis-Ability into something beautiful, stand up, speak up and shine on.

But as far as I am concerned, I now know how to take care of me, all dem damn dis-Abilities and more



3 thoughts on “I am Dis-Abled and so what???”

  1. Really love, my oldest daughter is chronically ill, she has lupus, Mast Cell, ulceration colitis, gastroparesis, P-O-T-S, HHT and the way others judge is terrible especially when we are out and she needs a wheelchair, people need to be aware and not judge anyone because they look different on the outside. Her blog is chronicallyhopeful2014 and her name is Victoria

    1. I hope she has developed tough skin by now. I don’t know what more to write. I am done explaining my hearing or the aids I wear, plus my other ‘weird’ behaviour. I will look out for her blog. Hope is the word indeed. I really wish you both the best

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