This is an archive of my 10/09/2020 thread on internalized ableism. The thread can be viewed here.
I wrote this a while back. Reposting it for those who need it. (A thread)
I know it’s tough right now. Your brain is telling you things that aren’t true, through a little voice in the back of your head. You feel like crap… like no one believes in you… like you’re constantly messing yourself up… like you are nothing more than a crippled mess.
That’s not true and you know it. You are worth every single ounce of affection, care, and support you receive. Listen to those around you, they just want to help, but more than likely have no idea what to do or say to help you feel better.
You are more than your disability. It does not define you, yet it is merely a part of you that requires extra care and attention. You deserve the care and attention you receive. You are not burdening others by needing help. Ask and ye shall receive.
Do not let the little head demon control you. You are more than you tell yourself. You’ll get through it.
I love every single one of you. My DMs are open if you need me.