I’ve posted a few dozen times about having Cerebral Palsy but have never shown you what my case looks like.
Social media and podcasting have been great because they’ve allowed me to put out my thoughts, opinions and work to the world, then let you decide their quality based on merit. It also allows me to share as much as I want about my disability on my own terms. One thing it doesn’t do though is make me face my biggest insecurity - how people perceive me the first time we meet face-to-face. Let’s tackle that now...
CP affects my entire body on the left side and both sides of my body from the waist down. My quads are permanently contracted, causing me to be in a crouch at all times. My left foot drags and does not stand flat on the floor.
Many people are alarmed by what isn’t their norm. It’s just how things are. You can’t change that. ⠀⠀
What you can do is own what sets you apart and be the one that tells the narrative of the situation. Otherwise, you’re leaving the interpretation up to everyone else’s first glance snap judgments, which will wear you down eventually no matter who you are. ⠀⠀
This is my truth. I hope you’re owning yours.
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