‘I am stronger now’
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This chapter presents a life story of a disabled woman in rural Iceland. She became disabled right after she turned 40 years old. One of the things she have been thinking about after her started disability studies, and which she did not think about at the time, has to do with the importance of her social status in her community and her employment status in particular. At first, after the accident, she did not really comprehend what it was to be disabled and she is still not sure how she defined disability. In fact, she had prejudices towards disabled people and herself as disabled. It was a great surprise to learn that many people in the disabled people's movement had negative attitudes towards disability studies and the university as a whole.