Me and My Disability: debunking three common myths about my cerebral palsy

  1. Each diagnosis of cerebral palsy is different – we have varying levels of mobility and cognitive function.
  2. ‘But you’re wheelchair bound…?’ Ugh bitch yes technically but I resent that term, if anything my wheelchair gives me more freedom. I don’t mind the term, it’s just when people think of me as trapped and helpless that I find annoying and degrading.
  3. ‘But I heard you can’t have sex, like you can’t feel anything down there, thats so sad‘ Sweetie your sister would disagree, again it depends on the person and their physical and cognitive ability but if anything, I find being a wheelchair user adds a bit more flavour to the pot, ya know?

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