Where My PH Diagnosis and Disability Identity Intersect

Where My PH Diagnosis and Disability Identity Intersect

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Where My PH Diagnosis and Disability Identity Intersect

I haven’t always identified as disabled, even though I lived with disability long before my initial pulmonary hypertension diagnosis in 2016. Adjusting to life with a chronic illness that affects breathing awakened a connection inside me to disability as part of my identity — one I felt had been dormant since childhood. I have navigated this world as a person with scoliosis since birth and someone who speaks with a noticeable stutter. These are two…

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