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Old 11-24-2012, 04:30 PM
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Troubled Tigress,

Thank you so much for writing this. I think it's great when people come out about invisible disabilities because it makes disability in general less of a shameful issue. I can totally understand being in a situation where my emotional life, to some degree influences my daily existence.

I was wondering what you meant by not needing people to understand?

There is a great new book on disability by Andrew Solomon called Far From the Tree. It's imperfect, but overall he has the right idea and the book is sensitive and loving. The primary idea of the book is resilience and how people who are (at some point) ableist and want a perfect child, end up with an autistic child or a severely disabled child, and how they end up loving this child and changing completely. It's wonderful!
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