Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

We All Have a Story

by Chrissy (follow)
Life (606)      Inspiration (63)      Equality (6)      Disability (1)     

There are varying degrees of disability, from physical to intellectual. Each person has a unique experience within the world around them. Even though someone has a disability, it does not make them any less able.

I have a vision impairment and have been classified as "legally blind". I lack central vision meaning I can't recognise faces or read unless the font is extremely large. At 27 and only discovering I had this condition a few years ago, I have battled many obstacles to overcome the stigma surrounding being "disabled" and I continue to do so.

I consider myself to be lucky in that I have adapted well to my condition. Despite my lack of sight I work and I am completing postgraduate studies. Of course I face difficulties but I live by the motto if there's a goal to be achieved, it can still be met, the path will just be different. I have applied this to my life and it has kept me positive and enjoying each challenge I face.

It is so important to be accepting of others and their differences. It doesn't make anybody less able just because they may be "disabled", it might mean a little help is needed using adaptive technology or a helping hand.

I have met so many inspiring people since I was diagnosed; the most independent person I know is legally blind and also hearing impaired. He has not let his conditions stop him and has travelled the world and achieved high honours in sport, more than most of us would ever dream about.

Everybody has a story and if we take the time to get to know it we may just find a little inspiration. The most important thing is to remember we are all equal and equally amazing!

Image "Untitled" by SpaceShoe under license cc by 2.0

# Life
# Inspiration
# Equality
# Disability
I like this Article - 16
More Articles by Chrissy
Alarm goes off
The end of the year can be the hardest time of the year
view all articles by Chrissy
ID: 8654
[ Submit a Comment ]
Thanks for this article, Chrissy. Some of the most inspiring people I know have some form of 'disability'. There are so many different forms and degrees of 'disability' that one can't generalise. Some people are more motivated because of a disability and are determined to achieve their goals. I have learnt so much from various people who have a 'disability'.
I was disabled..disabled in my mind and thoughts till I was about 24 years of age. I enjoyed jokes said / played upon people with some disability (either physical or mental). But my views changed over a period of time from sympathy to muted silence to admiration for those who struggled but overcame their minuses and kicked away their misfortunes. I have many examples of such persons.

Recently sighted one such person: Ibrahim Hamato.. an inspiration. Check out the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDdh2439hnU
Trending Articles
I lived the city life and Iím sick of it
When people hear the word 'amnesia' they worry because they know it means forgetting things and th...
New words are constantly coming into existence
Sometimes you just feel bleah
Many of us, at some time in our lives, recognise the value of overhauling certain habits that no...
Whether you are thinking about goals to get things done or making a difference in the world, the l...
Recently a blog post I read made me think about the phrase 'a waste of time'
Many of us fear to speak our mind because we care about what others might think of us or say abo...
Money gives us all more choices in life, and is a tool to serve other people
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version