Disability Pride Month is a time to celebrate the strength and resilience of the disability community. We are a diverse group of people with a wide range of abilities, but we are united by our shared experiences.~Jadon Lau
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Jadon Lau, the latest intern at Bold Blind Beauty, has showcased his writing passion. Here is one of his three pieces, which he wrote for Disability Pride Month. Enjoy reading! ~Steph
Happy Disability Pride Month!
July is Disability Pride Month, a time to celebrate the diversity of the disability community and to raise awareness of the challenges and achievements of people with disabilities.
The month-long observance was first celebrated in 1990, following the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, public accommodations, transportation, and other areas.
Disability Pride Month is a time to celebrate the progress that has been made in the fight for disability rights, but it is also a time to reflect on the challenges that still remain. People with disabilities continue to face discrimination in many areas of life, and they often lack access to the same opportunities as their non-disabled peers.
This year, Disability Pride Month is a time to recommit ourselves to the fight for full equality for people with disabilities. We must continue to work to ensure that people with disabilities have access to quality education, employment, healthcare, and housing. We must also challenge the stereotypes and stigmas that surround disability.
Disability Pride Month is a time to celebrate the strength and resilience of the disability community. We are a diverse group of people with a wide range of abilities, but we are united by our shared experiences. We are proud of our disabilities, and we will not be silenced.
Here are some ways to celebrate Disability Pride Month:
- Attend a Disability Pride event in your community.
- Learn about the history of the disability rights movement.
- Talk to your friends and family about disability and inclusion.
- Support organizations that are working to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
You can also celebrate Disability Pride Month by simply being an ally.
Here are some ways to be an ally to people with disabilities:
- Be mindful of your language and avoid using terms that are offensive or stigmatizing.
- Ask questions about disability and listen to the experiences of people with disabilities.
- Speak up when you see discrimination against people with disabilities.
- Support businesses and organizations that are inclusive of people with disabilities.
Disability Pride Month is a time to celebrate the diversity of the disability community and to raise awareness of the challenges and achievements of people with disabilities. Let’s use this month to recommit ourselves to the fight for full equality for people with disabilities.
Together, we can create a more inclusive world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
By Jadon Lau
Jadon is going into his junior year of college. He has a passion for creative writing and helping others. Jadon is pursuing a career in life coaching and he uses his experience in creative writing to spread positivity and love.
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- The header is of six disabled people of color smiling and posing in front of a concrete wall. Five people stand in the back, with the Black woman in the center holding up a chalkboard sign reading “disabled and here.” A South Asian person in a wheelchair sits in front. Photo Credit: Disabled And Here https://affecttheverb.com/disabledandhere/
- A Latinx disabled woman and an Asian disabled genderfluid person chat and sit on a couch, both holding coffee mugs. An electric lightweight mobility scooter rests on the side. Photo Credit: Disabled And Here https://affecttheverb.com/disabledandhere/
- Author photo is a headshot of Jadon wearing a white dress shirt.