In the U.S., I have to go on a message-board to find others that understand my issues, whereas in Jordan I found someone I could converse openly and in detail with about my difficulty.
When I applied to an undergraduate study abroad program in Jordan, I never anticipated how it would change my perception of myself as someone with epilepsy, or that it would be an experience of how ethnicity, disability, and prejudice can connect.
This post by AutistLiam is for Blogging Against Disablism Day 2012. Content notes/trigger warning: mental and physical disability, neuro atypicality, mental and physical ableism. – G. First of all, I’d like to thank Grace for letting me post here. I’m very grateful and aware that this post is a bit [...]