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“There is no disability in life except a bad attitude.” Really??

dear non-disabled people

Dear non-disabled people:

Telling disabled people that “there is no disability in life except for a bad attitude” is not helpful or inspirational. It’s insulting and harmful. Stop that nonsense. It’s like lecturing to a drowning person about how if they only loved the water, you wouldn’t have pushed them into it.

I like to be alone.

Alone, I can think
or read, learn, play or write
and just be me
without interruption.

I am not lonely.
Alone is good for me.

Even if you don’t like it,
have enough respect for me
to not say it’s bad
to do the things that
make me happy.

i like to be alone

Happy Heart Day

Roses aren’t always red.
Frogs aren’t always green.
I have been awkward
since I was a teen.

This Valentine ritual
seems silly to me.
But if you need a heart,
take this frog’s. It’s free.

happy heart day

My eyes are not my ears.

I can listen to you without eye contact

I can listen to you
without eye contact.

My eyes are not my ears.

I’m kind of a superhero
like that.

I would rather have no friends…

I have never understood
the concept of pretending
to like someone
to “be polite.”

To me it’s rude
to pretend
to be someone’s friend.

I would rather have no friends
than have a billion fake ones.

fake friends

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