I have had a great week because I am hearing from others that my story in the Women’s Press has helped them see. I hope that there are changes happening in people’s hearts.
I feel so fortunate to have people around me who encourage me and believe in me. It’s not possible to have a voice if we are living in silent bodies and no one believes that we are just stuck in here. I have had help everyday of my life and will continue to need that while I am here on earth. But if I don’t have opportunities to be with typical people I feel like I won’t have a way to help change people’s hearts and minds towards those of us who are non-verbal.
I’m excited because I have been invited to join a poetry writing group that meets in our town each week. They call themselves the Mulberry Poetry group. I am excited because it is a group of typical adults. This will be my first time in a writing group for everyone, not just for people who have a disability. I feel very excited about that. I asked Mary, who is leading the group, if she would read my story from the Women’s Press today, so when I come next week, it will not be a surprise to them. I get nervous sometimes in groups who don’t understand me, but I feel ready today to share my poems with a new a group of friends.
I feel peace and I am feeling fortunate today.
I send peace to all my Rett friends.