Having cerebral palsy from trauma at birth, I have difficulty with movement and speech. I am proud to have been one the first students with severe disabilities to be educated alongside my peers without disabilities. I was fully included in general education from second grade onward. I graduated high school and college with honors, always recognizing how fortunate I was to have been able to participate in education. To that end, I put aside my love for literature and writing to pursue a master’s and Ph.D in special education. I worked in disability research and taught an online course in teaching students with disabilities for fourteen years.