I’m never far away from the hardship of what has been life. Not knowing I had Cerebral Palsy, let alone dealing with its many symptoms, meant that I was continually being exposed.
The more something is ignored and driven underground, the more that thing becomes exposed in other ways. Now, through the Diary, the platform I have created for myself is exactly the exposure I needed to find my voice.
My website allows me to talk about things, so things are out in the open. So, my thoughts are no longer having to be driven underground. Waiting in the wings for all those years, unbeknown to me, the universe has now given me a voice.
Away from the Diary, my disability is still exposed sadly, because it is never mentioned or asked about, unless I bring it up, but if I happen to mention something about my symptoms, it is at least acknowledged. That’s progress.