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The Reality


A disability is understood as a physical, mental, or developmental condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities. A disability is more than an impairment or physical restriction though nowadays; the definition of disability has broadened to include mental and emotional states in recent years. July 14th is a day dedicated to bringing awareness to disabilities of all kinds. The day was started by a UK non-profit.

As I have said in a previous journal for Purple Day, I am very passionate about creating bridges of understanding. If you were to meet me it wouldn't be outwardly obvious that I am considered a person with disabilities, but I have photosensitive epilepsy, ADD, OCD, ODD, and HFA (or Asperger's), to name but a few of my conditions. I'm not alone. Worldwide, 1 out of every 7 people experience disability in some way, shape, or form, and it is not always apparent to those around them (known as a hidden disability).



Raymond Antrobus - Have You Heard?

Hearing loss makes you really care
about the treatment of speech.
it makes connection more meaningful,
life more observational
but sometimes it feels like
language doesn't belong to you






embracelife - Trichotillomania
Trichotillomania by embracelife
the compulsive urge to pull out (and in some cases, eat) one's own hair leading to noticeable hair loss, distress,
and social or functional impairment.


Don't Dis This


Disability is diverse. Some health conditions associated with disability result in poor health and extensive health care needs, others do not. Whether or not the condition is immediately obvious is irrelevant, people with disabilities are being inhibited and restricted from carrying out their lives normally and this is the core of what a disability is, not the cause or its permanency.


The-Silver-Doe - i.luv.u
i.luv.u by The-Silver-Doe
American sign language for I love you.





Scartographer - Put Your Legs On
Put Your Legs On by Scartographer
Portrait of Moise Brutus, who lost three limbs in a motorcycle accident and is an active paracyclist looking to make the US men's Paralympic cycling team.



'I Am My Possibilities'


Experiencing a disability does not prevent anyone from enriching his or her life. Life can still be enjoyed, made fuller, more meaningful, or more rewarding through understanding one's disability and the terms with which one must live with it.


ales-kotnik - HOPE
HOPE by ales-kotnik
Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope




nattrozanska - Your Skin Under Mine
Your Skin Under Mine by nattrozanska
the slope of your spine
the arch of your back
the curve of your hip





doughboycafe - A Guide to Writing Combat-Related Mental Illness




The Glossary Project


The purpose of this journal is to introduce The Glossary Project, a project to educate and raise awareness on disability by sharing deviants' own written experiences about disability on deviantART. We will only list journals revolving around personal experiences, and highly discourage any form of self-diagnosing. We are here to support and educate, not spread false information and other misunderstandings.

As can be seen below, we only have a few entries for our glossary. This is where you come in. Share your story and experiences with disability you have in your personal journal and we'll put it up here to educate others.




A
anxiety -- Astralseed's Journal, savagebinn's Journal, greenleo94's Journal
asperger's syndrome -- R-Complex25's Journal
attention deficit disorder -- drilltooth's Journal

B
bipolar disorder -- Aeirmid's Journal
borderline personality disorder -- bloodawni's Journal

C
cerebral palsy -- nalanilover's Journal
chronic fatigue syndrome -- MotleyDreams's Journal
chronic illness -- Synesthi's Journal, rosebfischer's Journal
chronic migraine -- MotleyDreams 's Journal

D
depression -- MotleyDreams's Journal, Aeirmid's Journal,andsunshine's Journal
diabetes -- Aeirmid's Journal, SelahDeNoctiluca's Journal
diabetes insipidus -- Gingersanps' Journal

E
epilepsy -- Nichrysalis's Journal, akkajess' Journal

F
fibromyalgia -- MotleyDreams's Journal

H
hearing impairment -- Synesthi's Journal
heart defect -- glassheart93's Journal
holoprosencephaly -- Gingersanps'Journal

I
inflammatory bowel disease -- ivorysinkshore' Journal

L
lupus -- Aurora9912's Journal

M
muscular dystrophy -- VAngelLJ's Journal

P
panic attacks -- Astralseed's Journal
PCOS -- SelahDeNoctiluca's Journal
phobias -- Astralseed's Journal
polymyositis -- Medoriko's Journal

R
reflex sympathetic dystrophy -- 1pen Journal

S
seizures -- Synesthi's Journal
social anxiety -- Synesthi's Journal
spina bifida -- ToxicRazor's Journal

T
trichotillomania -- RhynWilliams' Journal





Silver and Burgundy


Disability Awareness Ribbon Avatar

DAD Ribbon by Nichrysalis

Silver - Children and teens with disabilities
Burgundy - Adults with disabilites



Resources, Organizations and Groups


Disabled World
World Institute on Disability (WID)
World Association of Persons with Disabilities
World Health Organization
UN Enable Program
Disability History Museum

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A disability is understood as a physical, mental, or developmental condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities.

Take part in the Glossary Project to educate and raise awareness on disability by sharing your own written experiences about disability on deviantART. We will only list journals revolving around personal experiences, and highly discourage any self-diagnosing. We are here to support and educate, not spread false information and other misunderstandings.
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Customgirl12 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student General Artist
I have Aspergers! I think I have more on the glossary but I'll read the articles just to be sure. I'm glad SOMEONE actually CARES besides my family and supporting friends!
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Writer
:heart: I'm thinking about doing this article again. Would you be interested if I did?
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TheAwkwardFangirl Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
ASDFGHJKL I have Asperger's and ADD. :)  It's always nice to see someone who cares. 
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Writer
Same :heart:
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TheAwkwardFangirl Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
If this is still active, I'm working on a piece about pica. Can I submit it once it's done?
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kareynomer Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student
Is this still open? 2013 is quite a long time ago, but I do have a story to tell because it's a burden on my chest and I would like to let it go.
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Writer
Yes, but it's nowhere near as active as it once was. I do intend to revive it one of these days but I can't promise as to when.
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Italy-PastaLove Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
are you still doing the project!? 
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Writer
Yes, it will be revived soon.
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:iconitaly-pastalove:
Italy-PastaLove Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh okay! ^^ i`m gonna wright 2 journals for it! ^^
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