I distinctly recall an art project in elementary school that was phrased in the form of a question/ I think it was intended to be fun and inspiring question, but instead left me feeling keenly aware of my disability
I think it’s a question that every kid asks or has asked of them at some point. The question is: one day I want to be? I don’t remember my childhood answer to this question, but I promise you I didn’t answer that I wanted to be a blogger or YouTuber, even if the internet were in existence back then, which it wasn’t. The art project was to create a visual depiction of what we wanted to be when we grew up.
I know many kids who would answer with the typical: doctor, fireman, etc., but kids with disabilities are keenly aware of their limitations and I know that I struggled within myself to answer that question because obviously I couldn’t answer with the standard kid answers.
Although I understand that questions like what do you want to be when you grow up are intended to inspire and foster creativity in kids, but at least for me questions like these were actually something to make me uncomfortable.
Did questions like what do you want to be when you grow up make you uncomfortable because of your disability?
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