Waiting for the New Normal

A piece of mixed-media art with a tan background; 4 squares on the top of the canvas represent abstract images from school including lockers and a library. The main portion of the image is a facsimile of a computer screen with abstract individuals and the layers of drawing and sketching. The image drips paint on to the lower part of the piece of art.

But what if “normal” wasn’t a source of security? What if returning to normal life represents a sort of backsliding destined to keep you trapped in a social position you’ve never flourished in? This is the case for millions of disabled people who sense the return of normal life and are not excited about it coming back.

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