Little did my disability know, that when I jumped out of the airplane, I left it behind. With every passing second that I was in free fall, I felt every layer of fear, resentment and shame I've experienced during my life, peeling right off of me.
It's hard to show others who you truly are, and to have them see your life through your eyes. Some people won't understand, and cannot hope to. It's not like I have ADD or another well-known learning disability.
My brother Kevin is developmentally and physically disabled because of brain damage he had suffered from child abuse. He is the kind of person Republicans would leave by the side of the road in order to "protect tax loopholes for CEOs who fly corporate jets."