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5 Books to Read During Disability Pride Month

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July is Disability Pride Month, and it is my first time celebrating this month as someone with multiple mental illnesses. It has taken me a long time to come to grips with identifying as someone who has mental disabilities, but over the past few years I have done a lot of personal work and have begun to see my disabilities as neutral, rather than thinking of them negatively.

For so long, individuals with disabilities have been stigmatized; but in recent years, individuals in this community have been working hard to erase the idea that disabilities are “weaknesses” or that they make someone a “lesser” person.

I am so thankful to this community for positively representing disabilities, while also increasing the knowledge around mental.

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