My biggest problem is my stuttering. I don't like to talk because of it. When I stutter, I get scared and nervous. I also get embarrassed when I stutter. Sometimes, I stutter telling someone my name. I don't like people hearing me stutter. I try not to talk in a group because I know I will stutter. I just don't stutter around new people, I stutter around my family and friends. My friends have gotten use to my stuttering. I also lost some friends because of my stuttering. That's why I am so shy too. My family didn't really know about my stuttering until I got into high school.
Meeting new people is very hard with my disability. When I meet someone for the first time, I feel they won't like me. I also feel uncomfortable because I feel left out. I think that they will not want to talk to me because of my chair. I get shy because I have to tell them my name. Meeting new people makes me feel scared, jumpy, and nervous. Sometimes, I think people talk to me because their friends talk to me. Sometimes, I feel like I am being ignored when meeting new people.
I don't like the way I look because of my disability. I feel my chair gets in the way when people are around me. When people are around me, I feel left out because of my disability. Sometimes, I get depressed because of my disability. I think I'm not pretty enough to meet people. Most people take me for granted because of my disability. They think I don't have a brain or feelings. I feel that I have to prove to people that I do have a brain and feelings like everyone else does.
In conclusion, I hope someday that people will realize people with disabilities have feelings too. Meeting new people makes me feel very uncomfortable because of my stuttering and shyness. But I have started to over come that. I try not to worry about what people say or think. I had to realize some people would not be friends with me because of my disability. At least I know that the friends I have now are my good friends. My friends helped me to realize that I should believe in myself. I have rights like anyone else in this world. I went through a painful time in my life and still do today, but it is not as bad now.