Often times i have had to refrain myself from shouting out loud ' I AM NOT DISABLED" each time i encounter people who refer to me (as i am physically challenged) or others in my condition as 'Disabled man/woman".
"There! the disabledone" they say as they stir at youwhen you show up in a wheelchair in public places trying to lead a normal life. Buttell me,how can a person with a sound and able mind be disabled? Since when didthe world attribute ability to physical perfection alone? How about the sound mind a physically imperfect body, or the unsound mind/organs ina physically perfect or unchallenged body?
The society where i live seems to forget that there are some of us who cannot use the staircase, or regular convenience. You have to ask googlefor accessible banks,schools,shopping malls,parks and offices where you can submit your Curriculum Vitae for a job. It is such a exhaustive circleyou cannot begin to imagine.
But I have had to rise above the stigma and limitations set on my behalf by people withobvious disability of mindset, who choose to determine to what extent i can be productive to myself and society. I chose to live a purposeful life by breaking out of the box of " she cannot go beyond this" to " i can do all things" and this is the resolve that has brought me thus far.
I am a wife anda mother, running a home with a full time job along with it. Ido my chores, yes! and i am not intimidated because i do it differently as long as i achieve the same results.
If you are physically challengedor dealing with a form of disability, i am speaking to you. You live with it, but you are not it! and you can decide if you will let it rule your life or you will thrive above it.Break away from the opinion of seemingly "PERFECT PEOPLE" and have the courage to make a difference in your life daily.