Down Syndrome Uprising (DSU) is hosting a blog hop about every day advocacy. The question DSU poses is: What does your every day advocacy look like? For me, it is about shifting the narrative. Every day, every single one of us participates in a collective narrative. Every word we choose becomes part of this narrative. The idea of being an advocate doesn’t come naturally to me; LP had to shove me into that role. Nonetheless, now that I’m here, I’m having a hard time shutting up.
I have three stories… Read the rest of this entry »
The first question of the Liebster Award is: Why did you start to blog?
Here’s why I started to blog…
My very first reason I started this blog is that I didn’t want to keep talking about LP’s Down syndrome over and over. It was exhausting to rehash the details of it all, to explain what Ds was, even.
More and more, however, the reason I blog is that I think our society needs a priority reordering. Having a child labeled with disability has forced me to reconsider the very meaning of human value. I say forced, because I honestly admit that it was by force. I don’t think that if LP did not have Ds, I would have come to this understanding on my own. Who knows, maybe I would have. Other people have come to this realization earlier and easier than I have. LP sure did give me a kick in the ass though. Read the rest of this entry »