Why I’m openly disabled on the internet

Rosemary Richings
3 min readAug 30, 2021
Woman listening to sound played back on sound editing software. She is in a black shirt and has black nail polish and has her hands on the keyboard.

Writing a book about my disability has made me fully appreciate how far I have come. For starters, it wasn’t too long ago that I felt nothing but shame about my disability. I kept it quiet and refused accommodations and support because I thought that would make things better for everyone.

Ignoring my disability, though, goes down in my own personal history as the dumbest things I have done in my…

Rosemary Richings

Writer, editor, author, neurodiversity advocate with a lived experience, dyspraxic POV