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  • Becky replied to the topic July is Disability Pride Month in the forum Member Spotlight 9 months, 1 week ago

    I really never thought about disability pride or being proud of my accomplishments until recently.  Like you Dani I have just tried to navigate through life the best I can.  While this amazes and inspires some people–that I work and drive and have been well cared for–I feel I am doing normal things-certainly nothing special. I have recently accepted me for me and I try not to compare myself to others because I think we are all special and amazing without doing anything extraordinary.  I am proud that I earned my bachelor’s degree in business administration, that I am a productive member of society for 23 years and that I can drive modified.  I amaze myself  that I can do quite a bit of cleaning from my wheelchair.  This makes me proud. I am very weak and tire easily but I am not a lazy person.  This makes me proud. My parents have been my inspiration.  I hope I inspire others to appreciate their mobility and not be lazy.  People are more proud to be disabled within the last several years but it was not like that when I was growing up.  I consider myself a work in progress.

    • Thank you so much for sharing! I agree, I forget that I am not lazy, that I tire quicker than most! I, too, need to remind myself not to compare my life to others because it will only bring me down. I do not have to follow what society deems “the perfect life,” I can have my own perfect life that is adapted for me and by me! Again, thanks for sharing!

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