October 28, 2013

Why I’m still disabled, even though I’m brilliant (or so people tell me)

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 12:53 am by chavisory

In case you missed it, I have a recent post up over at We Are Like Your Child:

There’s a dynamic that occurs a lot in conversation, mostly with family, when I have to try to explain why I can’t just go do some given thing…because I have a communication disability.

In these conversations, people say, really often, something along the lines of “But you’re brilliant—you could do anything you wanted to!”

Here’s the thing:  being brilliant and being disabled are not mutually exclusive.

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