Couple of days ago I walked to a bookstore in town so I could put money on my phone so I could text my Mum so I could work out what I was doing that day. Even before I got to the bookstore a man noticed my leg turn inwards and he shouted to me “Did you have an accident?” I ignored him and carried onto the bookstore. I wanted to turn around to him and tell him “No I was born this way and if you have a problem with the way that I walk take it up with my missing chromosome or otherwise mind your business.”
That was the second time in about three years that someone has noticed the way that I walk. A few years back I was in a store looking at DVDs when an older man in a scooter asked me if I was pigeon toed and I told him no I was not and had a rare syndrome. I dropped the DVD that I was looking at back on the shelf and quickly got out of the store.
My balance isn’t that good on uneven surfaces because I will fall down a lot and hurt myself so I don’t walk and text at the same time because I need to concentrate walking.
I know that I won’t even win an olympic running race because I can’t run fast but that is all right with me who needs an olympic gold medal for running anyway it is all right to be me.