Quoted: Karl Michalak, “Face Value” (excerpt)
Everything healed up
but in a very strange way
when it was very obvious
that something was very wrong with my face
said one or more of the following:
It’s the Lord’s will.
Just learn to live with it.
It’s all in your imagination.
Don’t be so self-centered.
Shut up and do your homework.
Other people are worse off than you.
[Full text available in the 2004 anthology Queer Crips: Disabled Gay Men and Their Stories, edited by Bob Guter and John R. Kilacky.]
By Annaham 4 January, 2010. autonomy, blaming, bodies, creative work, disability activism, justice, language, normality, Quotations, resistance, sexuality, social attitudes ableism, exclusion, identity, justice, LGBQTAI, personal, poetry, quote, social treatment