People often romanticize children or adults with special needs, as if they are innocent-yet-wise creatures who can humble us all into becoming better humans. First of all, nobody can be innocent and wise at the same time… And secondly, I’m not suggesting the ladies of Camp Anchor were either one of those things in particular. But they owned their flaws, and I am grateful I got to meet them… [they] weren’t afraid to claim the guy they wanted to dance with; they didn’t change a thing for the men they loved. They weren’t ashamed of their bodily functions and they didn’t lie to themselves or others. They had no patience for small talk or false pretenses. They would laugh when they wanted to like there was no tomorrow, and cry their eyes out when they felt like it. – The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy Schumer

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