Today we go to the airport to fly to California.
Today I am going to be required, because of my disability, to interact with a lot of people who all have different roles in me making it from the check in desk in Toronto to the curb in San Francisco.
All of those people will have several choices to make:
They can choose to make things smooth and easy or they can choose to make things difficult and cumbersome.
They can choose to treat me with respect and care or they can choose to treat me as a bother and a burden.
They can choose to act with kindness and respect or they can choose to treat me as less than human and unworthy of welcome.
I cannot choose.
That, in essence, is one of the greatest power differentials that I experience as a person who needs the help of others.