|Karli & I in 2011 at Fanshawe Graduation|
I know that there are a lot of conclusions and misconceptions drawn when people stare without questioning the person. Hopefully that person maybe goes home and researches what they saw or at least makes a good conclusion about what they observed. I think it is always a good opportunity to educate the public when they strike up a conversation about whatever makes you unique. I know that my friend Karli who lives with Cerebral Palsy and has a wheelchair often asks me questions regarding living with diabetes as I ask her questions about living with C.P. It's all out of curiosity and the feeling of wanting to know more.
So next time someone is admiring what makes you unique see if they want to know more, or just let them get a closer look instead of feeling shy and attempting to hide it. Of course some will judge, but that's what happens in life. It's all about being confident in what makes you unique and being willing to share the story behind it.