May 05

BickfordThA while back I saw a stage play in Morristown, NJ where the central character was a young woman in a wheelchair. The play was well done and I was riveted by the intricate plot. I was so convinced that this woman was a wheelchair user, that I was dumbfounded when at the end of the play, she stood up and walked across the stage to take her curtain calls.

Preconceptions and stereotypes shape our view of others and the lesson here is perhaps, we should not rush to judge others, but allow reality to reveal truth.
Interestingly, my book “A Girl Like Me’ is set in Madison, NJ right next door.

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