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Nightfall

644d

I don’t feel like I’m disabled. I have ADHD, it’s diagnosed. I might get tested for OCD because when I got tested, they said I have compulsive-obsessive tendencies. Like there are some things I can and cannot control. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I don’t use the disabled-label. It feels like I’m a walking oxymoron.

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    • Talaya

      643d

      I don't use disabled. I just say neurodivergent because I just think different. It's not wrong it's just different.

    • Talaya

      643d

      I don't use disabled. I just say neurodivergent because I just think different. It's not wrong it's just different.

    • M.E.R

      643d

      I know I have ADHD but I think I have OCD and Depression

    • Supernothing

      643d

      I’m uncomfortable with the label too, and I used to be very adamant that adhd isn’t a disability, but someone else talked me down from that line. I think my uncomfortability with it stemmed from my internalized ableism. I didn’t want the label because I knew deep down how disabled people are looked at in our society, and I didn’t want to be treated that way. But really the problem isn’t with the label, it’s with the ableism in our society. I also never got accommodations, and I don’t expect to anytime soon. Kinda felt like imposter syndrome too because it’s not visible to most people, so it felt rude to use it, if that makes sense.

    • 3x3

      644d

      Disabled is a complicated identity. I personally view it as more of a scale, and if I'm disabled or not just depends on where I fall on the scale for that situation

    • Nightfall

      644d

      I wanted to know if anyone else felt the same way

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