I’ve been vocal about my experiences with my disabilities and Queerness. With that vocalness comes those who doubt your experiences, take offense to how you stand up for yourself or people who don’t admit their own biases. There are days I don’t want to always advocate for myself. Adversity brings a sort of desire for advocacy in the way one navigates the world. If I didn’t advocate for my own needs in regards to accessibility, I wouldn’t be able to communicate and truly connect with others. At the end of the day, trusting one’s story and advice is connecting with them. I talk often about it being a privilege to hear other’s stories because it is a privilege living in a world that we can connect with others who live vastly different lives than us.