Successful, young and living with a disability

I’m a 31-year-old partner at law firm Moores, a co-founder of an online beauty business, and I live each and every day struggling with a disability, writes Catherine Brooks.

This is my ‘coming out’ story.

Accepting my disability has been a long process. One that will be ongoing for the rest of my life. Because my disability is not always visible and because it doesn’t affect me every day, sometimes I can ignore it. However, I’ve learnt that that’s not a very clever long-term strategy because disabilities need daily maintenance and monitoring. They are extremely needy and annoying. I’m still just working all of this out (nearly 10 years later).

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Topics:
Human Rights, Social Justice, Case Studies

Author:
Catherine Brooks Moores

Source:
Lawyers Weekly

Date published:
Mon 9th Mar, 2015