A Wheelchair-user’s Perspective on Quarantine

I bet you’ll have read all the advice about how to isolate now, gone through all the pain, got used to all the rhythms. All I can really say is what you’ve probably already heard; that this time for most people is temporary, where as for most disabled and chronically ill people this life is a reality. I empathise with how hard it is for many people’s world to suddenly become inaccessible, and everyone’s anger is so valid. I know it’s being aware of looking after your own physical and mental health whilst acknowledging the needs of others that can be so draining. I want to pause here on the point that everyone has different needs and is going through different things, able bodied or not. I know this is a bit obvious, but always good think over again.

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