Edith Arnold calls for self-determination for people with disabilities – especially in matters of sexuality. She has not only made this concern her profession, it is also the content of her blog. Why she is especially affected by the Corona Crisis and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
Name: Edith Arnold Age: 32 City: Hamburg, Germany Occupation: Sexual companion (Relation to) Impairment: My work with people with learning disabilities and autistic people and my own multiple sclerosis.
Edith Arnold: Black humor, bad jokes and fortunately meanwhile myself.
What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?
Edith Arnold: Skydiving and writing a blog. But since skydiving is relatively expensive, this has always kept me from doing it. At least now I dared to write a blog.
Which person has influenced you most? And why?
Edith Arnold: My mother. Because she has a great botanical and medical knowledge, she is always continuing her education and has great humanity and warmth of heart. You have the chance to become the Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?
Edith Arnold: The recognition of the self-determined sexual needs of disabled women and men in institutions. As well as the right to the free development of these needs, but supplemented with well thought-out education and prevention programmes against sexual abuse.
What is especially near and dear to you?
Edith Arnold: My little dog, dear people in my environment and family. My quirky neighbours. Writing.
I would like to be ...
Edith Arnold: Book author
Which question would you like to be answered the most?
Edith Arnold: When can I go back to work? (Corona)
What I still wanted to say...
Edith Arnold: Don't be afraid to live and never compare yourself. I'm still practicing that as well.