Zully JF Alvarado – “I Never Labeled Myself as Disabled”

The school principal was shaking her head. "She said that I wasn’t wanted." At first, Zully Alvarado thought the American grammar school she was so excited about attending was rejecting her because, as an emigrant to the U.S. from Ecuador, her appearance and language were different from other kids. She hadn’t realized "that there was something else wrong with me." "It’s always been the disability that people looked at first."

Video produced by Center for Health Equity/Indiana Institute on Disability and Community/Indiana University. Funded by a grant from the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities
Copyright 2021 The Trustees of Indiana University
Music Attribution: Redwood Trail by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/


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