Please Don’t Say That.

Often my son has told me either “I have disabilities” or “I have a disability”. Every time, those phrases spoken out loud by my son, leave a pit in my stomach and questions in my mind.

I’ve lived in fear of Josh (or anybody else for that matter) creating an identity for himself and of himself as “handicapped” or “disabled”. I’ve never wanted to put glass walls around him or a glass ceiling above him as to who he thinks he…

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Mark Goblowsky

Career Martial Artist and Teacher, Father of a child with multiple disabilities, Husband, Writer, Podcaster