Disorders, Depression, Silence, and Renewal

Addison Smith
6 min readJan 18

A personal essay on overcoming disability and returning to purpose.

Photo by Kris Møklebust: https://www.pexels.com/photo/snow-balls-in-close-up-photography-11547406/

My cane’s rubber tip made a dull thud as it made contact with the cold, white floor, catching my weight as I walked down the hospital corridor. The bright red skull-shaped cane topper that I carved myself felt smooth in my hand as it swung back and forth.

Addison Smith

I’m an LGBTQ+ DEI educator, activist, and writer living in the Midwest with my cat. Call me Addi. They/She. Booking and more info at https://addisonsagenda.com