Be(com)ing Disabled

Around this time last year, I wrote this piece about disability and its psychological effects. It’s one of my favorite pieces. I got a comment on it a few days ago, so I think it makes sense to share it, once again.

Written Between The Lines

Last week, I wrote about diving; about the value in persevering, inspired by the Olympic performances of Shaunae Miller (2016), and Derek Redmond (1992).

Since then, the Rio Olympics have come to a close, and I’ve gone back to college.

So, instead of writing this from an attic in my Bahamian home, I’m writing this from my dorm room; it’s the first time I’ve written on this website away from home.  While the location has changed, it’s still past midnight as I write this (it likely won’t be when you’re reading this), and loud music is pumping through my headphones.

Several days ago, I came across this New York Times article, entitled “Becoming Disabled.” I let it catch dust in an Opera tab, knowing that I wanted to write about it – as someone with a visual disability – but actually didn’t get around to reading it until…

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