Recently, one of my grandchildren friends was diagnosed with cancer. During the coarse of treatment, my daughter, along with three other women, became involved with a fundraiser to help his family with the costs involved with his treatment.
These four young ladies who went out to raise money by holding a dinner and dance for the young child. If they met their goal of raising ten thousand dollars, they were going to shave their heads. The community came to support the cause, overwhelmingly! So up on the stage, the women and some friends of the boy, took it all off. I applauded them for the contribution they made to the family.
A few days later, my daughter was running around doing errands. She found people were treating her differently. She said they had a look of empathy in the eyes, they were letting her into line-ups ahead of others and other such niceties. She found herself explaining she was not ill, simply folicaly challenged, temporarily.
My question is, do you think you treat people with physical differences, differently, when in public or private?