The crisp air of autumn is slowly sweeping through campus, and this week students at Bob Jones University have finished their first month of classes. It seems fitting that we celebrate this milestone by presenting an exclusive look at our first issue of the school year: “Ability”!

This poem by one of our guest writers, Valy, explores the concept of ability from the opposite perspective: disability. We hope you enjoy this thought-provoking and creative exploration of our monthly theme as much as we have!

We Are Able
When I was eight years old, a doctor told me I had a disability, And deep inside my heart, it didn’t bother me; What bothered me was how the world portrayed it to be. I didn’t want to be seen as the disabled girl, I didn’t want