I recently talked to someone who questioned whether she was “disabled enough” to identify as disabled. She said she had a “mild” version of her condition and hesitated to even talk about it.
I really related to this, because sometimes I have imposter syndrome about my own disability. (That’s usually when a flare shows up to validate me!) In my speaking programs, I teach that conditions are different for everyone.
Just because it has the same name doesn’t mean it’s got the same symptoms, severity, or even emotional context. This is like saying your Italian grandma’s meatballs aren’t going to be like your friend’s Italian grandma’s meatballs.Read more on themighty.com