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How Ableism Contributed to Me Leaving Graduate School

A few weeks ago, I finished reading the book “Life of the Mind Interrupted” by Katie Rose Guest Pryal. This book completely changed how I view the struggles and barriers I encountered while in college, both undergrad and grad school.

I don’t remember how I came across the book, but it’s about mental illness and disability in higher education. The entire time I was thinking about my college experience and how much extra effort I had to put in due to my cerebral palsy and mental illness when at the time it felt like all that extra work was “what I had to do to survive.”

I was working on my undergrad from 2011-2014, and I was in the graduate phase of a program in physical therapy from 2014 to October 2016 when I had to leave because my mental

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