David Filmer: Siblings
Here David talks about his relationship with his siblings.
TranscriptI had two siblings, one three years older and one three years younger, who gave me pretty much no leeway for being disabled. They were both non-disabled, and if I wanted something out of a high cupboard or something of the sort, they would basically turn round and say 'Well you find a way of getting it, 'cos we're not going to help you 'cos we're, you know, your siblings and we're designed to hate each other,' and I think that kind of rivalry and behaviour did force me to have a level of independence, and to be a problem solver.
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