This past weekend I was at a conference where an award was given to a recently disabled person for their work. The introduction speech for the person being recognized stressed that this person got into their work because of their anger.
My anger is just as valid, but my anger seems to be pissing people off. Because it is anger, yeah, it’s going to piss people off. However, anger can be constructive if it’s not just criticism. I want mine to be used constructively.
I made public comments at the conference at the end of the last session. I called out the lack of inclusion of people with disabilities and I think I mentioned something about the poor accessibility. I asked for better inclusion and recognition of the disabled community regarding sexuality. I believe we can do better if we work together, but dammit, we have to be included.
Nothing about us without us. We can, and must, all do better.
More coming regarding this.