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Introducing myself and my journal: Transforming the 'dis' from 'dis-ability'

About Me:
I have a disability. From about the age of 4 years on, my disability was internalized as 'less than' or as ' not as good as others'. I spent most of my childhood and much of my adulthood convincing myself that I was not disabled, that disablement was just a matter of perception. Feelings of not 'being as good as' haunted my subconscious but my outward facade likely demonstrated, or at least I thought, the opposite. Recently, I have re-discovered that I am disabled, that others see me as disabled, and that the internalized, 'not as good as', was still robbing me of the freedom to 'be'. Although social structures and their grip on people's perception create the 'dis' in dis-ability, the personal challenge of removing 'internalized difference' is a road that has taken me years to accept. I now feel... fearless...with all of the aspects that make me who I am....I invite everyone to discover the 'dis' of dis-ability, and walk with me on the road of transformation.

My Passions:
my family, humanity, animals, nature, spirituality

My Challenges:
transforming the 'dis' from dis-ability

My Vision for the Future:
a global humanity that demonstrates care & compassion

My Areas of Expertise:
being human

Comments

amymorros's picture

Welcome Totally Fearless To World Pulse

It is wonderful to have you as part of the diverse World Pulse community. There are so many opportunities to connect with others. I am looking forward to hearing your unique voice and wish you the best.

In friendship,
Amy

Amy
@amyinstl

totally fearless's picture

Thank-you for your thoughtful

Thank-you for your thoughtful e-mail of welcome and encouragement. I look forward to on-going communication.
In friendship,
totally fearless

totally fearless's picture

defining fearless

For me, fearless, is not suddenly doing everything I have never done nor doing everything I do do as if nothing matters except the 'doing'. It is a deeper way of connecting with I am in totality: physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. It is totally fearless 'doing' in the sense of free-ing....free (i.e.totally fearless to express myself with confidence). It is not something that just happens because I desire it to happen or have the awareness that it can happen, but something, a way of being 'me' that is in some respects foreign to me. I find that I must constantly re-frame my way of thinking about self....not so much a re-discovery of self, but a discovery of sharing the actual 'me' in totality, and being committed to this. The concept, 'totally fearless', is a way for me to stay grounded in how I can change other's perceptions of me.

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