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“Two years ago, I decided to put it right in my Instagram bio because we all know how dating works these days.
The second a conversation starts, you’re going to creep that person’s profile.
“Men and women in wheelchairs are often de-sexualized entirely.” While North American pop culture has become more sensitive, especially around paraplegics and intimacy, references like the infamous episode of Family Guy with Stephen Hawking can reinforce misconceptions indefinitely.
Tran lives with a rare form of muscular dystrophy, a degenerative disability that weakens her physical strength year after year.Peeler was born with duchenne muscular dystrophy, a chronic condition that weakens his muscles over time and has forced him to rely on a wheelchair.He's no stranger to advocating for greater accessibility, but says over the years, he's noticed people shy away from talking openly about disability issues.Her muscle lethargy started when she was 14, she was diagnosed at 17 and at 28 she walks with a cane and could foreseeably wake up one morning unable to lift her arms above her head.Simple tasks like getting off a chair are challenging, so even picking a date spot is complicated.