Please welcome first-time contributor Girl Gasper, a woman who has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Depression, and Anxiety disorder, as well as a mild intellectual disability. Girl Gasper has both struggled and persevered in the face of adversity. Her hope is to prove that there is no such thing as mild, high, or low disability. People should equally value those with disabilities, and consider their personhood, their contributions, their full potential and full range of abilities, just like anyone else.

About this photo: “This photo was an act of courage. I had to put my personal flaws on display to make the point I wanted to share in this piece so it’s very personal to me. Sometimes we can feel out of place, terrified, exposed. Sometimes we need someone to reach out; to reassure us we aren’t alone, invisible or shunned. We aren’t bad people, we are human.

Find more from her on her website.


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