#WeAreHere

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.

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8 thoughts on “#WeAreHere

  1. Your a good person and a superlative erotic author. Sexual expression giving and getting with or without partners basic human rights and freedoms. These cum from both the magna and our constitutional sovereignty’s here and the states. Wish we the people in the new world could be as open,honest and uninhibited as ya’ll are in the mother country. Quote sir Winston Churchill” the truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end,there it is” Cum for cause

  2. Beautiful image, Charlie. Living with a disabled man, you should think that I should know a lot about the feelings and thoughts and fears of a disabled person, but even with Master T and his increasing disability, I only know the tip of the iceberg of what he is going through.

    I look forward to reading your longer post.

    Rebel xox

  3. This is a beautiful photo Charlie and your body is sexy and alluring. I don’t know how it is to be disabled and to live your life feeling as you do. However I am experiencing a glimpse of what it is like to have your self image altered by disease. I look forward to your post xx

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