When I was very young, I traveled to a small island and met someone who was disabled like me. I remember standing at a home which had a long staircase. I was terrified of falling, so I stood very still. A lady came out with her disabled daughter; the daughter did not speak. Continue reading “Disabled Like Me”
You’ve done nothing wrong. So smile. And keep on with your life. There is absolutely no need to turn around, raise your voice to defend yourself because you may feel insulted. Just smile because you know better than to make fun of anybody under any circumstance.
People stopping to stare. Looking at you. And you are minding your own business. You may hear them snicker as they stare. You feel the heat rising up your back and on your face as they talk about you. Continue reading “Stare”
I remember I was sitting in my room one day and I was changing around the channels on the television. A documentary was on, it was about a runner. His name, Oscar Pistorius. Oscar began running when he was a teenager.
I remember I was sitting in my room one day and I was changing around the channels on the television. A documentary was on, it was about a runner. His name, Oscar Pistorius. Oscar began running when he was a teenager. Continue reading “Oscar”
Schools all over America are now accepting children with disabilities and learning disabilities just like any other ”normal” student. Hopefully someday with just this tiny change, people will just start accepting each other like their own young children in elementary schools and junior highs have. Let us all live together in peace.
Growing up can be hard. Trying to fit in and feel accepted amongst your peers and teachers is so difficult. You may have a few friends or you may be very shy and tend to hang out by yourself. If you are disabled or live with a learning disability you may at times feel like a target is on your back. You may not feel as pretty or popular like the other kids in class.
Well I’m here to tell you that 2010 is the year to shine. Continue reading “Kings and Queens”
When did you ever really truly accept yourself? Truly, deeply, and honestly. Have you ever looked in the mirror and for once actually liked the face looking back at you.
Continue reading “Truly, deeply, and honestly”