This week it’s exactly one year since I packed up my things in the office on the South Bank and jumped into the freelancing pool at the murky end. I’m acutely aware I’ve only just scratched the surface, but in the new year spirit I’ve tallied up a few things I did that worked for me.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
— Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
I think it’s time I come out to the internet world. It’s time to say it loudly and proudly:
I’m a person with a disability.
There. That was easy.
This is not something to be pitied, looked down on, or be empathetic towards. It is a part of the human condition. It just is.