deathbeforedecaf214:

“You have so much potential!”

realsocialskills:

youneedacat:

realsocialskills:

On the topic of degrading things that well-meaning people tend to say to people with disabilities:

  • “You have so much potential!”
  • “I truly believe in your potential!”

These can seem innocent, and sometimes it can be a benevolent…

deathbeforedecaf214 said:

I don’t want to be loved or cared for or valued for my potential. I want to be loved, cared for, and valued simple for who I am as a person. Doesn’t everyone, even the able-bodied?