Monday's Motivation: In My Language
I was originally going to put up the 20/20 clip of Carly but then went back to the a video that I saw some time ago. The message that we understsand in "our language" comes part way in to the video. I was touched beyond the mere definition of communication when watching this. I was touched by how she talked of "personhood" and gave a voice that the general population can understand to what many with disabilities probably feel. She also challenged me to think about how narrowly I define my world.
But this is just the beginning! This lady, named Amanda Baggs, has taken on the roll of self-advocate and has a blog where she has posted and continues to post a lot of thought provoking material. Here is the link to her blog: Ballastexistenz