What Hiding My Disability Taught Me About Care and Respect | Adam Cureton
Drawing on his own experiences of visual impairment, Adam Cureton encourages a new approach towards disability. After years of attempting to hide his impairment from others, Adam realized social attitudes surrounding disability, even when working to benefit the disabled, often fail to recognize individual needs and desires. Social stigmas and a failure to recognize individual identity can often turn a act of support into an emotional burden. Adam’s experiences from childhood into adulthood offer insight into how we consider and practice care and respect for others, particularly those living with disability. Adam hopes a consideration for disabled people as individuals with unique needs, going beyond the stereotypes, becomes the basis for how we interface with disability in society.