How Advocating helps me cope with Cerebral palsy

I first started to get into advocating for Cerebral Palsy at the age of eighteen years old after I decided I wanted to make a difference in the world for others like me.

But little did I know that my decision to start advocating for others like me would help me cope with my Cerebral Palsy and the world around me.

When I’m advocating for people with cerebral palsy I feel empowered to make a difference in the world by doing the one thing I love doing speaking out about being a young woman with Cerebral Palsy living in a world where society doesn’t fully understand what it’s like to have Cerebral Palsy, and when I’m advocating I suddenly forget about the lack of mobility that I have on the left side of my body to due to Cerebral Palsy and I find the strength to keep going no matter what obstacles are in front of me

As I think about the impact I want to make in society and the message I want to leave the generation for those with Cerebral Palsy and people around them; being an Advocate for Cerebral Palsy has given me the courage and confidence to share my story to the best of my abilities in the hopes that I will be able to inspire others to be the voice that they want to be.

Being an Advocate for cerebral palsy has allowed me to connect with others like myself which reminds me that I’m not alone and I have to keep going despite the obstacles I might come across with my Cerebral Palsy.

Advocating for Cerebral Palsy has allowed me to be confident in myself in my ability to achieve anything I put my mind to.

Advocating for Cerebral Palsy has also allowed me to have an outlet to release all my emotions about my experience with Cerebral Palsy positively as I step out in the world and say Yes I have Cerebral Palsy and this is my story.

Advocating for Cerebral Palsy has allowed me to be proud of the person that I’m and the process I’ve made as a young woman with Cerebral Palsy.

Advocating for Cerebral Palsy has allowed me to who I really want to be without worrying about being judged by others and the people I’ve come across.

Ultimately I’m truly thankful for advocacy and what it’s done for me and my confidence.

 

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2 comments

Yes, Tylia, helping others does help us help ourselves and know ourselves well.

There was a woman called Sally Scates who said, “Don’t let process get in the way of progress” when I was watching a programme about leaders o colour.

Hi Tylia,

I found you through your interview with “Tonia Says”. I have Cerebral Palsy too. I feel the same way about advocacy that you do. I make films(write, direct, cast actors with disabilities) at Crip Video Productions as my advocacy. I put my website into where it says “website” so you can check out my films. I fell into advocacy quite by accident because I saw that it was needed. I will be following you from now on. Thanks for sharing!!

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