Article: Why I Don’t View Myself As Disabled
“Not seeing myself as disabled has been an interesting way for me to cope with Duchenne. I’m less focused inwardly on what I can’t do because of my disability, and more outward-facing, understanding the abilities I do have and making use of them.”
Viewing himself as separate from Duchenne MD helps Hawken remember who he is and the things he’s capable of. Read more about why Hawken doesn’t identify as disabled in his newest article.
Do you identify as someone who is disabled or not? Is there perhaps a different term that you use to describe yourself that suits you better?
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