Why is awareness necessary?
- It is NOT because I need you to understand my life and all it’s stuff…although that may happen.
- It is NOT because anyone is seeking pity or “wow, your life is so hard I would just want to die!!” No, eventually, you would not want to die. 🙂
- It IS because there is much in society that has come so far, but laws and leaders and people constantly change and with those changes, the disability community is truly always one of the bargaining chips on the table.
It will always involve money and if society wants to spend any money to allow us to be a part of life.
Whether that is insurance approvals for medically necessary items to keep us alive and healthy, or accessibility issues that allow us to integrate in society and live our lives also, or even just breaking the societal positions and abilities that are expected of us…that are SO wrong!
When humanity works together for the best of other humans, it is powerful.
Awareness is a reminder to the disability population that we must continue to pass on to other generations what has been handed to us and continue to educate others. Understanding is KEY for action to happen.
Awareness is a reminder to the non-disabled population to remember your human family and help stand up for the same quality of life you enjoy and to learn a different perspective of a life different than yours!