Disorders, Depression, Silence, and Renewal

Addison's Agenda
6 min readJan 18, 2023

A personal essay on overcoming disability and returning to purpose.

Photo by Kris Møklebust: https://www.pexels.com/photo/snow-balls-in-close-up-photography-11547406/

My cane’s rubber tip made a dull thud as it made contact with the cold, white floor, catching my weight as I walked down the hospital corridor. The bright red skull-shaped cane topper that I carved myself felt smooth in my hand as it swung back and forth.

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Addison's Agenda

Addison Smith is an LGBTQ+ and disability educator and activist living in the Midwest with their cat. They/She. More info at https://addisonsagenda.com