Validation and Feeling Valid

Validation is a huge thing in both the disability and LGBTQIA+ communities.

The definition of the word is to offer recognition or affirmation that a person or their feelings or opinions are valid or worthwhile. The definition of valid is having a sound basis in logic or fact; reasonable or cogent.

It is important that all people feel valid in their opinions, expressions, views, identity, or abilities. A big way this happens is in the views of others, or validation.

So, let me say, YOU ARE VALID and YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE, even if no one else says it. Even if I don’t know you, I will offer you my support. No matter what sexuality or gender you present as, being who you feel the best as, you are valid. No matter what you can and can’t do, you are valid.

This has been a big topic in the LGBTQIA+ community recently, as far as what sexualities are valid and acceptable. It doesn’t matter to me who or what you present as, you deserve validation and love, and you are valid.

In the disability community, validation in ability is a huge thing. You are valid in the way you do things and adapt, and how you live your day-to-day life. Validation can be given in how you are treated, such as if someone treats you like they would any other “normal” person.

If you’ve made it this far into the post, thank you. If you want to connect with me for advice or help with validation or for anything else disability or LGBTQIA+ related, please don’t hesitate to contact me on Twitter, email me at, or message me on the Contact page on the main site.

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