According to the 2010 U.S. Census, about 56.7 million people have a disability. I am one of them. As a women with a disability I stand for my rights along with those of other women, with and without disabilities.
Every day, I contribute to society. I help others. I am valuable.
But having a Service Dog also makes me vulnerable.
Often people think less of someone whom they see as not as complete, not as strong, not as good….NOT AS…..
On this January 21, as we unite, I stand together in solidarity with our others for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – I will stand in recognition that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. I join the defenders of human rights
My hearing is not my disability. I have heard most hateful and insulting words spoken. I fear for the loss of this country’s humanity. I fear for my future….for our future. We need to stand together and send a message that we are a diverse and beautiful group of people, more than our disability, visible or invisible, more than our lineage, more than our religion, more than sexual orientation, gender, skin color. We are PEOPLE in The United States of America, a country where the government should serve its people, not instill fear and inequity
“We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.”