Joanne Wacha: Drama
Here Joanne talks about returning to school as a disabled child
TranscriptI think the hardest thing for me was making new friends and trying to always tell them about how I was. I used to walk, I used to do that, I used to do this because they saw me as an individual in a wheelchair and that’s who they knew me as but I still don’t think I saw myself as that so I was trying to tell them about the old me. That was a battle that I struggled with for a long, long time, just trying to find my identity as a person. I think I found my identity though through drama.
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