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I am a physically challenged girl, who are having a tough time in gaining confidence in life.

Question: I am a physically challenged girl, who are having a tough time in gaining confidence in life. I lost my leg due to an accident few years ago and now I feel an odd one out in the crowd and feel bad. Teentalker

Hello Teentalker,

Thanks for writing to us. I really feel sorry for your accident.

But, trust me this can happen to anyone. One added challenge for a person with a disability may be viewing him or herself as a person first. A disability is only one facet of a person. Another issue for people with disabilities may be dealing with discrimination and stereotypes from society. 

Our society places emphasis on looks, speed, and being the same as everyone else. Thus, people with disabilities might place additional pressure on themselves to try to meet society's impossible standards. Lack of confide.....

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