I started advocating for the disability community several years ago. Since then, advocacy has become a passion of mine, and I will never give it up.
At first, I was against becoming an advocate because I didn’t want to be labeled any particular way. It sounds silly, but it’s the truth. Looking back, I regret feeling that way about writing about my condition, though. I discovered that I have to be a voice for others who can’t be a voice for themselves.
Being an advocate has changed my view on life because before getting involved with advocacy, I was afraid of being myself.
and letting people know that I’m a young woman with a disability in a wheelchair and I was proud of that being a journalist with a disability has changed my whole view in life because while on this journey I’ve met people that have very interesting stories that I’ve become inspired by the people while
writing about their experiences and it helped me understand how much fighting for what you believe in no matter what the causes may be in life you have to fight for what’s right and make a voice for yourself.
Becoming involved in advocacy help me understand that I have a purpose in life and that purpose in life is to be the voice for people that are in my situation who can’t be fighting for disability rights and fighting for the voices that are silent in our community that matter it gave me a whole different perspective and life to understand that things could be worse for me and my battles as well in as I interview
people on a day-to-day basis and hear their stories and get inspired by them I’ve begun to realize how fortunate I am to have such a great support system in my life versus the people that I read that have my condition and other countries and in different parts of the world but they can’t even go to out in society because of the conditions in their
country and how they’re not fully accepting about their disability and understanding some of them when I have so much more to be thankful for the experiences like going to the theme parks every summer and getting to officially call myself a foodie and trying new things in life even if I didn’t like the experience I can only say I tried to it versus other people with my condition is who i’ve come crossed across would don’t really get to do all the things that I’ve got to experience so when I’m having my bad days with feeling sore or I can’t go out with my friends as much as I like because of the circumstances I begin to think of those people who don’t have a chance to do so .