Helen Keller set the bar way too high. The fact is that most people with physical disabilities are not the personification of perseverance and determination. Then again, we’re not living examples of cautionary tales to be pitied. In truth, most of us are somewhere in the middle of that spectrum. Similarly, while I would never say that a physical disability is something to hope for, living with one is not quite as dire as people might assume. It is what it is.
The D Card is a blog that looks at life with a disability in an honest, hopefully humorous way. This blog is big on puns (you’ve been forewarned), but short on sentimentality and cliches. It talks about pop culture and travel and relationships. It’ll cover news and shine the spotlight on those individuals with a handicap who are working with it, or maybe even making it work for them.
Having a D Card in your back pocket does entitle you to certain benefits, after all. Great parking spaces, discounted passes and a guaranteed seat on mass transit, and occasionally some sympathy that can work to our advantage – score! I’m not saying that disabilities don’t suck sometimes, or that we should use them as a crutch (pun intended) for accepting mediocrity for ourselves. Instead, I’m suggesting that a D Card can be useful at times, and since we’re stuck with it for life, why not enjoy the benefits now and again while dealing with the drawbacks? Do we rely on it? No. But it’s there when we need it (and it’s there when we really wish it weren’t).
Read on and enjoy!