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"Disability" because bipolar?


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I've been asked to join a disability group as a "disabled artist" and I feel weird identifying OR not identifying as disabled. I function just fine and haven't had a serious episode in years. I guess I'm on the disability spectrum but wouldn't consider myself "disabled"-? Thoughts??

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Seeing the term 'disabled artist' makes me cringe internally. 

Being artistic is a gift, not a disability.

I do see the potential of peer interaction. Having a positive outlet for the pent up mental energy is always healthy. Go create a masterpiece.

If the group is centered around empowerment of a community who share an interest in expressing themselves, I would try to overlook the contradiction of being 'labelled' disabled. 

Personally, if I got the pity vibe, my pride would be insulted. I would not return. 

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