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10 Things I Want You to Know This Disability Pride Month

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July is Disability Pride Month, a time to celebrate all things disability-related! For hundreds of years, disabilities were considered shameful and something to hide, and although we have come a long way, the disabled community is still often neglected and misunderstood.

Here are 10 things I want you to know about my experience as a disabled woman. 1. No, I can’t meet you halfway. I am not sure why, but able-bodied people tend to have this idea in their heads that if disabled people push themselves hard enough, they can perform a certain task.

That isn’t how disabilities work. We know what our bodies are capable and incapable of. When we tell you we can’t do something, please just listen to us.

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