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My self-esteem as a woman, however, took a big hit.Intellectually, I know it shouldn’t, but the cultural messaging of revulsion and burdensomeness around disability that I was taught as a child and my inability to meet conventional definitions of womanly beauty, make me feel unattractive.(Of course, as so many women do, I see myself in the worst light possible).Then there were the nitty-gritty matters: my anxiety about how and when to tell a romantic interest that I control my bowel and bladder in a manner wholly unfamiliar to most people.
I woke up on the side of the road, paralyzed from the chest down.
No way was I going to allow myself to be shut away from life.