I don’t join in with Sinful Sunday very often any more. Photography isn’t really my thing. But it was World Cerebral Palsy Day yesterday and, while I have a longer post planned, putting this disability, which seems to get way less discussion, research and interest than many others (this year the only UK charity supporting children and adults with hemiplegia, which is the form of CP that I have, was subsumed into a larger, more generic charity for families of children with disabilities.)
Disability is a complicated existence. Internalised (and external) ableism is real, and painful. It’s hard not to trust your body. It’s hard not to get enough information or medical input relating to your condition. But it’s still a life. And above all, a disabled body is still a desirable body, even if I have to remind myself of that time and time again.