reflections related to disability advocacy, family and (needed) cultural change
Friday, October 17, 2008
Reminder: Disability Blog Carnival Here Next Week
Just a reminder folks: I am hosting the next Disability Blog Carnival here next week. My theme is Capacities and Capabilities and I would love to include your post.
What have you learned or become that you might not have without and encounter with disability? Have you become a medical expert, education specialist, behavioral manager, mechanic, efficiency expert, law specialist, problem-solver, activist, interpreter, ambassador, poet? Or something else that I haven't thought of....
Has your faith, creativity, determination, efficiency, patience, impatience, techno-savviness, assertiveness, connectedness, sensitivity, sense of humor or some other trait grown or been changed? Any of the above? All of the above? None of the above, but something else entirely??
Then write it up, or take a picture, make a video, put it in an acrostic poem--or a sonnet, or haiku (though I won't get it--I just don't get haiku :) )
For the record, I know that disability is not all sunshine and roses. I do realize that everything is not all special all the time--I also know there are things that I have gotten to (or had to) learn, and folks I have gotten to know that I would have missed without disability.
Life's a mixed bag. Out of that bag, what are the capacities and capabilities that bring you through??
Think about it and put something together this weekend so I can link us all together next week. C'mon, it'll be fun!
Leave a link in the comments here, at Disability Studies, Temple U.,or through the Blog Carnival form (excluding CAPTCHA in play over there still.) I can't wait to hear from you!
I am the mother of three, wife of one. I am a Partners in Policymaking graduate and a committed disability advocate. I want to catch up on my scrapbooking, learn more about art-journaling, get my house in order, read all the books I have set aside to read and change the world--not necessarily in that order. The opinions in this blog are my own and not those of any of employers.