I was just grilled by a stranger for using my white cane. I'm completely blind in my right eye and have low vision in my other, and its times like this that make me feel embarrassed for using one of my mobility aids. I know I need it to navigate properly and keep up with my spacial awarness, but for some reason I feel guilty for not fitting into what able boddied/Sighted people interprate as "appropriate". It gives me this very strong feeling of imposter syndrome and I don't know how to handle it and it stresses me out Even though I know im. Does anyone have a similar issue/has a way to help this feeling? It makes me feel very alone.

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