Disability doesn’t always “look like” what we think it does. In this article, Em contrasts her own experiences with Lizzie’s on wheelchair use and presenting as disabled.

In Lizzie’s story, we see the narrative of folks who pull her aside for “faking” disability or denying that she could really be disabled because her disability can vary across days. She shares her story on how others have a prototypical assumption of what disability “looks” like that disadvantages those who don’t fit that descriptor.

As a collective, we need to tune into these stories to understand the diversity in how disability can present, and not to make…

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Filling in the cracks on conflicting self improvement advice and translating how these can work for a more diverse audience ✨ Icon by: @jkbarts #WEOC writer.