I'm always excited when Sarah (Bookworm Blues) asks me for a post for her amazing SF Signal series, Special Needs in Strange Worlds. This week, my guest post is called Disabilities and Strength in the Heart of a Warrior:
This post isn’t about kick-ass heroines. It’s more about the quiet, resilient kind of inner strength one acquires from having a disability. I’m not sure if what does not kill us makes us stronger, but I do know that having a handicap has made me more creative in how I function in the world. I’ve found my strength by facing obstacles and challenges, sometimes losing, then redirecting my efforts to better assure a more lasting solution.