That’s us.” These were women without disabilities, she said.But how would she know whether they had disabilities?We are two women wearing our comfortable after-work clothes and chatting over chocolates set out on a plate.
What’s the difference between my disability and someone who has a bipolar disorder?
After all, that’s her main point about the unfairness of the dating scene.
Sheypuk’s own mobility impairment is visible from the start, yet all sorts of people have invisible disabilities.
But I find the opposite will be the case sometimes,” she said, explaining that people can be really happy with their lives, their friends, and their careers but have a really different attitude about themselves as a romantic partner.
This fork in the road between regular self-esteem and dateable self-esteem must apply to just about everyone, I say, whether they are disabled or not. Recently, she spoke at the Apollo Theater about this subject and a group of women came up afterward to say, “We soooo relate …
” Sheypuk grew up in Scranton, Penn., where her parents still live.