Seanan McGuire (seanan_mcguire) wrote,
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October is Disability Awareness Month.

It's almost over, but October is, was, and will be Disability Awareness Month. We all know someone with a disability, whether visible, invisible, or undiagnosed. I've been dealing with back issues and walking issues for most of my adult life, in addition to my OCD. I am always aware of these things. It's nice to have people stop once in a while and talk about how disability impacts them, the people around them, and their lives as a whole.

We need to be compassionate. We need to be understanding. And most of all, we need to be kind to ourselves and others. We're all we've got here.

Teal Sherer is an awesome actress (and appears in my upcoming Mira Grant novella, "Rolling in the Deep," as a professional mermaid). She has written and produced a comedy about being an actress with a disability, and you can watch it on YouTube now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR0E4DVtNEw&feature=youtu.be

Take a few minutes and check out My Gimpy Life. It's fun, it's funny, and it's eye-opening.

Happy October, everybody.
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