All the Feels on Wheels: How Internalized Ableism Has Influenced My Relationship Endeavors

October 27, 2014 10:12 PM

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All the Feels on Wheels: How Internalized Ableism Has Influenced My Relationship Endeavors

You know that feeling you get when you start to like someone? It starts as a little twinge in your belly that you know is there, but you simply ignore it. Then, every time you see them, your heart beats a millisecond faster than before. No big deal, right? It's nothing. But before you know it, you're spastically throwing drinks in the air when they arrive in the room, you're dressing up just to see them, and every pop song referring to anything remotely romantical is magically attributed to them (at least if you're me). It is quite possibly the best worst feeling ever -- no contest.

If you are a boy or girl in a chair, you will have all these feelings just like everyone else does, but you might also have one extra feeling that you can't quite account for. Amidst all your awkward stumbling and pauses, you may also hear a tiny little voice that reminds you that you are a person w...

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