July is Disability Pride Month
July is Disability Pride Month! The month coincides with the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This is a time to celebrate people with disabilities, and to advocate for a more inclusive world!
We would like to spotlight what makes you proud of your life with MD.
I am proud of how I have adapted and made my own life accessible, I lead a happy life, but when I try to go out into the world, I am met with inaccessibility. I am proud of my accomplishments, although people seem to be more inspired by them than I intended. Meaning, I don’t feel inspirational when I do everyday activities, (go to school, shop, date) what I want to inspire is people taking the initiative to make the world more inclusive and accessible to all. I want to speak up for those with less of a voice. I am proud when stores become accessible after I have spoken to them, and I feel pride when I put myself out there to help raise funds for muscular dystrophy organizations, and hopefully towards a cure or treatments that will ease our lives.
What are you proud of this disability pride month?
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