No is such a simple word. Its also a strong word. Its a black and white word.
This past week when inquiring about a children's art class I was told that "Its not safe for someone who doesn't see" and "your son would welcome to sign up"
Words hurt. Its doesn't make it any less hurtful when the person didn't know what she was talking about. That I am sure if I had pursued it she would not have been denied entry into the class if there was space. It just hurts.
My son will never forgot that someone didn't think his sister could do something. Something even he knows she would do. I will never forgot the first time that someone didn't believe my child could do something just because she is blind.