Previous Chapter Chapter 19: Fluidity in the Disclosure and Salience of My Identities Next Chapter

  • Citations
  • Add to My List
  • Text Size

Fluidity in the Disclosure and Salience of My Identities
Fluidity in the disclosure and salience of my identities
JennipherWieboldWestern Michigan University

I am of European ancestry and was born with septo-optic dysplasia, a rare congenital disability that impacts endocrine and visual functioning. Therefore, I am 4'10” tall, with low vision and panhypopituitaryism. I identify with, and socialize in, Disability/Blind culture. In addition, I came out to myself as a lesbian at the age of 14 but remained closeted to my friends and family until I was 19. At 19, I became an active member in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. I have “passed” as both sighted and straight in various work settings. However, for the past 10 years, I have chosen to live “out” ...

Looks like you do not have access to this content.

Login

Don’t know how to login?

Click here for free trial login.

Back to Top

Copy and paste the following HTML into your website