>my friend Sarah commented in an e-mail today that
Other people really don’t get that ALWAYS having to ask and have help is exhausting and marginalising do they?!
and all I could do was nod as I was reading it and think she’d got it head on again. Plus, marginalising was just the word I’d been trying to think of for it and been stumped by. The best I could come up with was it made me feel like a second class citizen. Marginalised is a much better word although both basically mean the same thing.
After a trying few weeks where things keep happening that leave me feeling like that. And especially with people who know damn well I’m a wheelchair user and should know better, it was helpful to read that.