People tweeted about why they love their disability and it got emotional
In the wake of Professor Stephen Hawking's death, there was an outpouring of tributes for the esteemed scientist, described by many as the greatest mind of his generation. However, some the tributes dedicated to him made one big mistake: the error of insinuating that having a disability was an inherently negative thing.
After this attitude spread across social media, people from the disabled community took to Twitter to tell the world that, although they may have a complicated relationship with their disability, it had brought them many great things. Using the hashtag #ILoveMyDisability, people made it clear that their disability was something that had helped make them who they were and something that would never stop them from shooting for the stars.
Some people loved being disabled because it had brought them closer to what they loved
There's a silver lining to every cloud and this Twitter user hit the nail on the head
For others, it was all about the little things
It was amazing to hear people talk about their relationship with their disability so beautifully and openly. Hopefully, the #ILoveMyDisability hashtag will inspire greater understanding of living life with a disability from able-bodied people.