Posted August 24, 2016 at 11:15 pm
If only Xisea could see how much she's grown and how much she's done throughout the comic!
Now a little time for me to get on my soapbox. It's important to
remember that not everyone can do all things at an equal measure. Some
people struggle with school, others excel in school but struggle with
being social, others are great at being social but struggle with basic tasks. You might criticize someone for being "dumb" or missing
something obvious, but it could be that what's obvious to you isn't
obvious to them!
Both Cyrus and Xisea struggle with things that the people around them
find easy. What they're learning is that it's ok to struggle, as long as
you don't get wrapped up in evaluating yourself against others. As
someone who has a personal stake in disability advocacy and the
neurodiversity movement, it was important for me to show both these
characters having a moment where they can appreciate their worth
unrelated to anything or anyone else. Not everyone has to be useful in order to be respected. Every person has the
right to just be themselves and be appreciated for who they are!