DEAR SELF

Have you ever written or thought about writing a letter to yourself? If so, what was or would it be about? Here is what I told myself. Dear Self, The people, places, and things you met, gone, and done might not have been what you wanted or hoped for, but the challenges have made youContinue reading “DEAR SELF”

JULY IS FOR DISABILITIES

I always felt lonely, sad, and forgotten for so long because it seemed like everyone had a month. October is for breast cancer and domestic violence, November is for men’s health, February is for African Americans, March is for women, and June is for the LGBTQ community. I understand people have the right to beContinue reading “JULY IS FOR DISABILITIES”

YOU MUST HAVE SELF-RESPECT TO UNDERSTAND LIFE WITH A DISABILTY

 People with disabilities don’t get respect. People often see disabilities as less than. The most essential and valuable thing in life as a person with disabilities is self-respect. It has taken several years and going down a few bumpy roads in life to realize this. Getting respect for others when you have a disability isContinue reading “YOU MUST HAVE SELF-RESPECT TO UNDERSTAND LIFE WITH A DISABILTY”

TAKING A STAND FOR YOURSELF CAN HELP OTHERS

 The other day I was talking with some friends. I realize we are a part of the first generation of people with disabilities to grow up with the ADA acts of 1973 and 1990. That meant we were the first generation to be acknowledged and have the right to be in the community entirely. WeContinue reading “TAKING A STAND FOR YOURSELF CAN HELP OTHERS”