No one is above discrimination – that’s what I learned today 🙂
It’s 7: 35 PM on day 374 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself a boiled egg and a peanut butter sandwich for breakfast, practice writing with my hand, watch The Rugby World Cup match: South Africa vs. Namibia – we won 🙂 – tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign – no luck –prepare my Disability of the Day feature, compile a post for Youth Voices–a section of NorthFork Collective Voices headed by my friend, Mark McKinney –prepare my Kid of the Week feature for Sunday, feed myself spaghetti bolognaise for lunch, continue reading Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, watch TV, feed myself oranges for dinner, brush my teeth once more and publish my Disability of the Day feature.
Yesterday while my father was talking to one of his old school friends online he said my eldest daughter is twenty and has a small problem… a small disability and I was mortified because I would never say to a friend of mine who I haven’t spoken to in years my father is forty something and has this, that and the other because I know that the medical conditions he has doesn’t make him who he is I just wish he had extended me the same courtesy but whatever. Would you discriminate against your children if they were different in some way?
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If you’ve given to my cause or you can’t give now, please help me by sharing my cause with others. You can tweet about it like my friend Stan Faryna. This is the tweet he uses: @Nisha360 is a brave, smart young woman trying to make a better world for us all. Please help her do an amazing thing. http://bit.ly/hC7vOu
Stan’s very sweet for saying so, but feel free to write what reflects you best.
Thanks to all my friends out there who are helping me make my dream come true: to make a better world for all of us!