It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling— that really hollowed-out feeling.
Don’t ever ever EVER tell a person who identifies as disabled that they are not disabled. Especially if you are not disabled.
This has happened to me so many times.
I don’t care if you can’t see my disability.
Yes, I reference it casually in conversation because it’s a big part of my life and I’m learning to accept that.
YOU do not get to decide that because I can walk sometimes, I am not “disabled enough”.
Fuck that. Fuck you.