In order to achieve full equality, society must recognize that disabled people are non-monolithic, deeply complex human beings with hopes, desires, fears and life goals just like everyone else.
This article was originally published on Kajal Magazine and republished here with the author‘s permission. A few years ago, I truly believed a brown man would save me from my loneliness. It’s embarrassing to admit now, but at the time, my everyday life was shaped by this hope: if I could just find one to […]
I’m a rape and sexual assault survivor. For almost two years, I was in an emotionally, sexually, and physically violent friendship that frequently crossed my boundaries and made me feel unsafe. It took time for me to heal from what happened and relearn that the situation wasn’t my fault. My abuser never took full accountability […]
I was watching the Disney movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame when I suddenly went into shock. Right from the start, seeing Quasimodo be the recipient of so much gaslighting – being told that the world wasn’t safe, that he would never be accepted or loved, that Frollo had only his best interest at heart […]
Most people would consider themselves pretty lucky to have found a partner that they connect with on a deep level. So I consider myself especially lucky that I’ve got two partners like that – two totally fulfilling, wonderful, and healthy relationships that bring a lot of love and warmth into my life. There’s an alternative […]