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Three Things that Break Barriers: Zombies, Superman, This Magazine

Updated: Apr 30, 2020

By Mitch Blatt

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There are a lot of people out there with a barrier or 2 to deal with. They could be homeless. They could be disabled. They could have any number of things that get in the way of a successful, happy, independent life. Any of their barriers could be rooted in society’s view of their condition, or rooted in their view of themselves. One of the two needs either glasses, or a mirror!


I know what it’s like to struggle with barriers; I have Cerebral Palsy and used to get around with a walker. I needed an Individualized Education Program (IEP) through high school. I’m pretty dang sure a few of my barriers are self-imposed. I’ve had to do a fair bit of work on my social skills. I was able to complete K through 12 and college with a Creative Writing degree without any special education, but I’ve had trouble being consistently motivated when it comes to my JOB writing a magazine? Hell-oooo? What’s up with that?!


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