Samantha Jones: Treated Different
Here Samantha describes her fear of being discriminated against.
TranscriptActually, I wanted to tell my teacher, my head of the lecture, but I thought, I was, like, I can’t. But I used to bring her letters saying I’ve got an appointment on this date and I need to be in the hospital, but I didn’t say what for, or who with or whatever. I was scared of being discriminated. Maybe, like, being treated different and not being – yeah, not being treated, like, as the rest of my classroom friends, like, being told, 'oh, you can’t go to this nursery' or 'you can’t do this', or 'you can’t do this because of your illness' and I want to be treated like I’m everybody and to be included in whatever they’re doing, I could do it too. So, I don’t – I didn’t want to tell them.
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