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To Those Who Say 'Look at Her' When They See My Daughter
We face disability, disease and mental illness together.
Written by Courtney Westlake These three words I hear at least weekly. I hear them at the park, at the museum, in the grocery
The Lizard Woman
Psychotherapist and a woman with special needs
"How come your arms are all wrinkled up?" the little girl asks. I've got ichthyosis. It makes my skin look overly dry, scaly and cracked, darker than normal. Much like a snake's skin, but I suppose 'wrinkled' describes it too.
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