I just found out that today is Disability Day of Mourning. It is a day to remember people with disability who were killed by their caregivers. Unfortunately, children don’t get to choose the parents they are born to. I am very fortunate that I was born to parents who love me and for fought me and my rights all throughout my childhood, and still fight for me.
My unique struggles are invisible, so fighting for me to get the support I need hasn’t been easy on my parents, but they have been by my side anyway. They have never once made feel like a burden. To all my beautiful friends with disability out there, you are beautiful. You are not a burden. To all my friends out there who are the loving caregivers of someone with a disability, you are beautiful and appreciated.