Tag: impacts

Siobhan’s Story – ‘I just want you gone from my life so I can continue with my day’

I’m a service dog handler. Many of my experiences happen while grocery shopping, from drive-by petting to being forced to engage with someone asking intrusive questions, but they can also happen in any public setting. “Please don’t pet him; he’s working” has become my default greeting when interacting with strangers. People also don’t understand he’s…

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Pippa’s Story – ‘people touch me all the time and get angry, confused or openly mock me when I ask them not to’

I am a woman who does a job involving heavy lifting. I also have multiple allergies. Now that we are entering summer my work life is a bit hellish, as people touch me all the time and get angry, confused or openly mock me when I ask them not to. It is hot, really hot…

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