Does anyone out there know someone young?
Joe and I were turning into a disabled parking bay at Tescos yesterday, we had to pause as a guy with cerebral palsy was walking by. He wore a black tee shirt that had the oddest, coolest, graphic on the back. I only got a glimpse of it. There were two figures, I couldn't even identify genders, fighting each other. Both had crutches that they were using like samurai swords. So, who are these crippled avengers, these hobbled heroes, these mighty gimps? It was a mass produced tee shirt, of that I'm certain.
And how freaking outrageously cool of this guy to wear it. Talk about identity politics, talk about in your face disability pride, talk about being 'out'. I love that kind of stuff. I love the discovery that shame when confronted, when pressed, becomes pride.
So, someone, please.
I don't even know how to search for this on google.
Here in Scotland, where we are driving from Aberdeen to Inverness today, on a gray and rainy day ... if you are stuck in, bored and wanting something to do ... go find me HANDI-MAN.