Monday, February 22, 2016

Ableism sucks.

Today I had a Skype call with my Professional Development Seminar professor.

Based solely on the fact that I had a seizure that was out of my control (flickering light in the bathroom at work) a few weeks ago before his class, he told me he doesn't think at this point that I'll be able to sell myself to get a job after graduation.

He doesn't think I can do what I need to do to succeed because I have a seizure disorder.

He doesn't believe I'm good at my job and my education (yes, he literally said "I don't believe you").

And then he excused all of this by saying "I'm just trying to be objective. You may be good at getting good grades, but getting a job isn't like that."

I'm so tired of people doubting my abilities or determination simply because they know I have health problems, especially ones who don't have a clue about how I live or all that I've fought through.

But I suppose that it'll just make it that much more fun when I prove him wrong.

Prejudice in all forms sucks, y'all. The golden rule isn't that hard.

Be like Ellen. Be kind to one another.

And please, for the love of all that is good in this world, don't doubt the abilities of people who are different.

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