Questions are a big part of my life. Not only am I a librarian, a career that has a particular focus on helping people answer questions, but also I’m a person with a visible physical difference–not to mention the assistive device I wear. I live with curiosity, and I’ve decided to encourage it.
- It’s Okay to Ask – Features a new picture book that encourages young kids to feel comfortable asking about disabilities and see beyond them.
- My Day at School – Reflections on not being able to blend in when I visit my daughter’s classroom for the day.
- Storytime Reflections – I was a special guest at a storytime at a public library, and I got some great questions from the kids and parents in the audience.
I have gotten questions of all sorts. Some quite rude, most just hesitant and awkward. I answer them all as best I can. Not long ago, though, a little girl asked me about my prosthetic arm in the nicest way possible, and I just had to share. She said, “I like your arm. Can you tell me about it?”
It doesn’t get better than that. :)