BIID: Disability and independence juxtaposed

Original post by my friend who also has blindness-varient BIID:

I guess ultimately my struggle is that I want to be independent in a state that is normally not truly independent.

I feel exactly the same way. It is strange that, as people with BIID, we seek “disabling” conditions but then strive to be as independent as possible. Perhaps that is because it is not really the “disability” aspect of the conditions that we seek, although that must be a factor as I find it hard to believe that it is just by pure coincidence that all the conditions sought by people with BIID are “disabling” ones.


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