After having a few days of rest (speaking can be exhausting, y’all), I want to say thanks to @jina + @clarity_conf for inviting me to speak this year. & thanks for all the kind words many of you shared w/ me. I wasn’t able to respond to all, but know that I saw + appreciate you.
I also want to say something else. Speaking at @clarity_conf this year was exciting + it also took a lot out of me.
I’ve come to realize that there are a lot of people who make assumptions based on what they can see + I want to address a few things...
I’ve been struggling w/ an invisible illness for about half of my life. I don’t need to go into details (b/c it’s no one’s business), but there’s this perception that if you have any kind of illness, you’re expected to be bedridden.