As I'm trying to come into my own identity, there's a factor that constantly comes into play. You see, at a relatively young age I experienced a stroke. It mostly affected my balance centers, so I needed to relearn how to walk, it makes me more easily confused, and with any health issue that causes brain damage there is always the challenge of memory problems. Gender and sexual identity are both intimately tied with matters of independence, and disability definitely is too. That means its rather hard to think of them separately, for me. One way of thinking that I've encountered is this: in a way, everyone is disabled. For instance, a person with some impressive abilities may lose some of those abilities after becoming disabled, yet still be more competent than some others who technically haven't faced disability. We all have different abilities, and what you call a “disability” is just a matter of where you choose to draw the line. Do any of you live with disabilities? How do they play into your gender and sexuality challenges?