So I've been trying to get on disability for some serious mental health issues. But one of my doctors advised against it. Not because I wouldn't qualify. Nay, that could be marginally reasonable. It was because I might have to deal with some stigma.
"Ha!" I said, "Trust me stigma and are are well acquainted."
Between my asexuality, transness and mental illness I think I'm practically collecting stigma at that point.
It's not that I don't understand the ramifications of the "disabled" label. Its terrible how we ostracize disabled people. But all the talk about "doing it for attention," or being "broken" is not new to me in the slightest.
Hang in there,
~ Grace Procella