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My disabilities do not make me exceptional, or somebody to be pitied

I’ve the privilege of telling tales about disabilities and the individuals who dwell with them.

By means of these tales I embrace dignity, pleasure and respect whereas rejecting the concept that incapacity is a unclean phrase.

However my job, and in reality my every day existence, asks me to face the fact that residing as an individual with a incapacity may be troublesome and even debilitating.

I’m Autistic. I’m proudly Autistic. But I dwell with a every day stress between satisfaction in my incapacity, and battle.

That battle by no means fades—and it is made more durable by folks both holding me up as an inspiration or downplaying the hardships I expertise.

(Warning: This story mentions suicide.)

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