So another person has launched a blog? So what? Well.
Writing a blog is something I’ve been mulling over for a while. Having a voice is something its easy to take for granted, but after the events surrounding Brexit in the last few days I feel that expressing what that voice says is more important than ever before.
This is especially the case as a disabled person? Why? Well the reality is that in these turbulent times, disabled people are arguably more in need of an ability to express that voice than ever before. That said, this is just my voice. There are many others, and doubtless many will disagree with the views I express. To me, thats fine. Its through constructively engaging with each other that we’ll learn and (hopefully) become more cohesive as a society when there is arguably more division than ever before.
Even identifying as a disabled person is, and has been, something of a struggle. Why? My disability doesnt define me, its part of who I am. I also don’t claim to speak for other disabled people who may have different experiences and hold different views. For me though, beginning to highlight that disabled voice is of real value, and I hope that by highlighting the issues that matter to me, I can at least make other people think and raise some awareness in a positive way.