I am so amazed at what can happen when people get together and combine their ideas. I am so excited about a group my mom heard about in Ohio who are doing some amazing art. I think it can happen here in our state too. The group is called Passionworks. They have found a way for adults who have challenges and artists to work together to create beautiful art. It has helped all of them have a better life. It has made them noticed in their community. They are respected for their talents. It is beautiful because I know most of the adults were ignored before they found their gifts.
I want to be noticed for the gifts I have, not for the things that are considered wrong with me. It is hard to have people notice me for all the wrong reasons. It is something those of us with visible disabilities want to see changed. If everyone who had some personal challenge be visible to the world, it would change how we interact with each other. It is incredible that adults and children stare at me. I see myself as extrordinary and others as ordinary!
I am really not all that different from others.
I laugh, I love, I eat, I eagerly wait to see friends, I feel sad, I hurt sometimes, I have great days and hard days.