I stand for…
I stand for social justice. What a year it was to contemplate on the inequities in our nation. The pandemic, a mass disabling event, let us see what life is like for millions of people who become sick and cannot take part in society. We felt the impact of this deeply, and we saw that change for the disabled is possible, because for over a year, we were all disabled. As we processed these truths, and others, like the medical and racial injustices of our world, we also realized that marginalized groups experience life differently. We learned the urgent need for action, for community, for reflection, for empathy, and for social justice. I’m humbled to fight for these changes in my work with kids. So as traumatic as this past year was, I am grateful for the lessons it brought us on equity and justice.