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Cowboy_frog

565d

What’s something you wish abled-bodied people understood?

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    • spicysugar

      564d

      @Rosy_Izzy right. I learned this with my partner. Masking is a thing, and people with disabilities as FREAKING GOOD AT IT with ANYTHING. Pain, mood, public interactions. At least, my partner can

    • Snapcracklepop

      564d

      That I’m not saying I’m disabled just to say it/be quirky etc I have several conditions that are considered disabilities on their own and every day is a struggle even if it doesn’t look like it from the outside

    • Knees

      564d

      That’s it’s not a phenomenon for a young person to have pain. And that it’s incredibly rude to stare at me because I have a cane and am not 100 years old.

    • BenjaminDover

      564d

      When you’re depressed and anxious doing the bare minimum to try to take care of yourself pulls so much energy from you that it’s hard to maintain relationships

    • Finches_Wishes

      564d

      I wish they understand not all brains work the same, we know so little about our nervous system and brain functions that it’s almost scary. I wish they understood that everyone is doing their best in their own way

    • mystical.bear

      564d

      The fact that you can't infantalize us

    • Starlightie

      564d

      That just because they can do something no problem, doesn't mean everyone else can. I hate the condescending "it's not even that heavy" or "this is so easy". Sure, it's easy for you, congratulations 🎉, but did I ask?

    • CrimsonCatalyst

      564d

      The fact that just because I look young doesn't mean that my body doesn't hurt 24/7 and that I wish people would just stop saying that I'm too young to be in pain like I say I am. Yes I know I'm too young but my body has other plans

      • skull_girl

        564d

        @CrimsonCatalyst SAME, plus I pretty much look and act able-bodied most of the time so people think I'm overreacting...It's frustrating

    • Schiele

      564d

      Aside from the seizures I’m mostly abled, but I just really wish when myself or someone else says they can’t do something that seems simple/easy people would believe it. Sometimes I genuinely can’t hold breakables or anything more than a pound and people don’t get it until it’s on the ground because my arm gave out.

      • NyxOxis

        564d

        @Schiele I really feel this,, and it makes asking for help so hard, with the fear of them judging or poking fun that you “can’t lift that”.

    • Rosy_Izzy

      564d

      I wish they understand that we are not in control of our disabilities and it is harder on us than they think it is.

      • spicysugar

        564d

        @Rosy_Izzy right. I learned this with my partner. Masking is a thing, and people with disabilities as FREAKING GOOD AT IT with ANYTHING. Pain, mood, public interactions. At least, my partner can

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