Sunday, July 28, 2013


Hey Kid: Thoughts For The Young Oddballs We Need So Badly
Linda Holmes, NPR's Monkey See Blog - July 19, 2013

This is off-topic in terms of disability, but it's just so encouraging and specific that I have to share it. Besides, as people with disabilities of whatever kind, we're nothing if not oddballs ... even those of us who wouldn't be oddballs at all if we didn't have a disability.

Linda Holmes is talking about creative people who struggle to produce art of various kinds. For some of us, that's exactly what we want to do, too. But even if you're not into writing, painting, music, acting, or whatever, if you're disabled, I think you are a performer, like it or not. In that case, you might as well make it good, and while you're at it, settle some of your own demons.

That's my roundabout logic for linking to this really lovely article.

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