Today is Blogging Against Disablism Day. And it's actually really tough for me to write about those issues today.
Disablism is something I face on a (too) regular basis. It sucks. Seriously. But today, for once, I got to be in the majority - I spent the day up at the NEC at a disability information and equipment show called Naidex. It really really rocks. I will write a seperate entry about it as I don't want to mess it up.
I will just say this - being there is like being among "my people" and it's brilliant. Leaving it all behind was tough but I did it with fond memories in my heart and a smile on my face. I still have that smile now. I hope I can keep it forever.
Unfortunately, we can't all live our lives in a disability normal environment and I have to make do with this one day every few years. My smile won't last forever. But I pray that one day someone like me will never have to have the bad that goes along with the good. Sure you can't have all good, it doesn't work like that. But some of the bad? It's really, really bad.
I don't want to spoil today with memories and the bad times so I will just share some links to my older posts.
A Letter Unsent
My Wheelchair Is...
Sick and Tired
Also, I didn't write this post but I read it yesterday and it really struck me as relevant. Ashley Kate is a two year old who has had a lot of medical problems and has spent a lot of time in hospital. Her parents keep a blog for her and yesterday Trish posted a conversation she had with Ash's older sister. I don't think she knows about BADD but I just wanted to link that post here because it is so *right* for what we are trying to do - Conversations with Allie