Tumblr really doesn’t seem to care much about disabled people and ableism. Seriously, I’ve seen multiple posts with 1000+ notes ripping at the TIMES list (and damn rightfully so!), however I’ve only seen one about the fact that the man that made the horrendous “I Am Autism" (major tw for ableism in the video) was on the list, and it only has 15 notes.
I spent most of this high explaining to a boy why Thoreau is not an existentialist through twitter because today I’m in the debating mood (and proto existentialist does not count)
good day. elated, excited, animated.
realized it is in part my increased dosage kicking in but that didn’t bring disappointment. My SSRI is my support and that’s okay. I am happy but i need help with my serotonin and that’s okay. i need an antipsychotic to hold my mood steady and collaborate with my SSRI and that’s okay. i have disorders but that’s okay because I am not my illness. it’s a part of me that I am learning and really starting to control. it’s a part of me but it isn’t me. my disorders will present obstacles but i am able to overcome them and when i face them i will. don’t let the ableist climate of society make you feel broken or less than. being ill isn’t a crime, it happens. it’s nature. it will in the end make you stronger in some ways. you may have been, you may be, or you might one day be ill, or ill again. I may be ill again. i cannot foresee what the future holds. I can plan, I can overcome, I can cope. your disorder, my disorder (you are not disordered. there are biological variations in our brains, in each one of us, (every one of us) that sometimes present more challenges than other variations might.the doctors, (family, peers, etc.) even we will call these disorders. is disorder so negative though? disorder in itself really is not. it can be put in order, or even simply made manageable. medication doesn’t mean failure, therapy isn’t needless in the least, disorder doesn’t mean broken, incorrect, wrong. it is different, we are all different. you are not broken) our disorders are in the end just generalizations, really just acronyms that help establish possible causes, and then identify steps (remedies) to follow when we find ourselves feeling ill. you are not wrong, selfish, weak, etc, for feeling ill or unwell, or less than you deserve to feel (which is happy, alive. you deserve to feel wonderful everyday (or as close to that as possible).) look at it like a fever. you cannot rationally be put at fault for a fever; you simply do what is necessary to alleviate the symptoms of this fever and help it to pass.
you are allowed to be ill. disorder is human. you deserve love and happiness.
you are not broken.
Yeah i’m afraid of sharks, but not the dark