And who am I? That’s one secret I’ll never tell. xoxo… Gossip Girl.
Just kidding. I’m not gossip girl, or anything of the like. I’m just your regular shmegular University of Toronto student. I realize that I have not properly introduced myself, and as this year’s accessibility blogger, I want you all to be able to connect with me and relate to my experiences. Hence, this tell all exposé on who I am.
I am looking to start my third year of a double major; English and Women and Gender Studies. I came to the University of Toronto an excited high school senior looking to study Optometry and French, and look where I ended up! It is completely and totally okay to change your area of study, whether it’s a slight adjustment or a complete overhaul. It’s only logical that as we change and grow as humans, so do our interests, and your major(s) should be suited to what you enjoy and are passionate about.
My majors of choice are due to my passion for reading, writing, and the throes of social justice. When I’m not busy with those, I’m advocating for accessibility. One of the reasons why I’m such a proponent of accessibility is due to my own struggles with disabilities. Invisible disabilities are something I wish to explore more in the coming posts, but just to give you all a little intro: invisible or hidden disabilities are defined as disabilities that are not immediately apparent. Temporary disabilities such as depression or anxiety, and permanent disabilities such as ADHD, are all disabilities that I have some- okay, a lot of personal experience with. To be honest, I’m quite nervous about sharing such personal experiences with you, but I feel that it’s important for someone writing about accessibility to be able to relate with readers.
Almost as important as relatability, is feedback. If there is anything that you, the reader, would like to know more about, or would like to see represented in terms of accessibility at the University of Toronto, leave a comment below, and I will try my absolute best to take your opinions in to account.
I can’t wait to explore accessibility at the University of Toronto with Life at U of T. Hope you had a great Canada Day long weekend, and look forward to connecting with you again soon!