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At War (With My Body)

 I’ve always been at war with my body. The struggle to do all the things I want to do whilst not “over doing it” and causing additional pain to the chronic pain I feel daily has always been a … Continue reading

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When is it okay to ask a disabled person about their disability?

When I was a kid, I would get home from school and watch TVO Kids. That tradition has sort of carried on, to my children. They love the dinosaur shows, Arthur, The Magic School Bus, Finding Stuff Out, The Reading … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Illusion

When I was in high school, I was very insecure about, well everything. Especially the way that I walked. I walked with a very noticeable limp. I tried to force myself to walk “normally”, but that stubborn limp was extremely … Continue reading

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50-50: Playing Russian Roulette with my Hereditary Disorder

It’s common for little girls to dream about their wedding day, about having a family and taking care of babies. I know I dreamed of those things, before experience opened up my eyes to my would-be reality. When I turned … Continue reading

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Shut Off

Humans tend to say hurtful and cruel things when in a fight or disagreement, because they feel hurt and angry and they want to make the other person feel exactly how they are feeling. The best way to do that is to … Continue reading

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Living with a Disability: Why I Just Keep Moving

I’ve had this bone disorder my whole life. I’ve always known pain, and my pain tolerance is pretty high. It has to be, when you have a chronic pain disorder. That being said, it’s still incredibly exhausting. Before becoming a … Continue reading

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The Dos and Don’ts of Talking to Disabled People

Upon first glance, people don’t often know that I have a disability. I “look” normal. A closer glance would reveal the odd quirks and features of my body. The way my arms and legs curve, the scars scattered across my … Continue reading

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