2020, Literary + Creative

What Am I? The Invisible Riddle

CLAUDIA PAGNOZZI-SCHWAM

The concept of invisible disability is foreign to some. It is confusing, much like a riddle. For many individuals, their disability goes unseen until forced to prove it. This poem strives to challenge the notion of what defines disability. Inspired by ideas from Eli Claire’s Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure, alternative possibilities to our ideology of cure are proposed. Current ideas tell a harmful narrative that puts overcoming on a pedestal and fixing ourselves as the priority. Disability is not the enemy. Disability is all of us, both seen and unseen.

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