I see everything around me as an inverted bell curve.
Finding a girl we need to give a girl flowers, go to a restaurant, say hi, get to know them, and fall in love.
I not retarded. I don’t speak retarded.
My experience of normality is that it is used to separate people who are considered “less than” in some way.
Disability means there are many things most people can do and I can’t.
Whenever I hear normal, I think of being natural.
I used to try to push through exhaustion and felt guilty and ashamed if I couldn’t do what normal people do every day. That is another oppression of the word normal is that it can lead people to push their bodies beyond healthy limits.
I am objectified due to my disability but the people who are objectifying me do not know I have a disability.
Normal means how to help out in certain ways. Traveling, taking walks, and moving around (in any way that helps be motivated to be in the community and feel supported).
Normal is what I am doing. What I have to do, need to do, and got to do. Goals. Is to clean my bedroom and bathroom before I go somewhere. Do my laundry. Check on my family. Attend weekly meetings for true religion. Watch sports on television. I feel grateful. I feel equal.