What’s past is past, right? Or is it?
Disability awareness has come a long way, but the conversations continue— and must continue— around social and systemic assumptions that tend to segregate and marginalize. Sometimes past stories serve as A MIRROR for the present. Where do we see ourselves and do we take the time to RE-VIEW our own attitudes and outlooks when it comes to practicing equality and integrating social justice?
SELF-REFLECTION is an important part of mentoring Quality of Life services at Globe Star. Self-reflection expands ‘the garden’ of our thinking/feeling foundation, allowing us to observe with neutrality (not self-judgment), our communication style and approach to working with others. Before providing services and building positive relationships with others, we must begin by looking at ourselves and addressing how we see ourselves interacting with others. Self-reflection cultivates our own growth and awareness.
Since 1915, the United States has been designating July as Disability Pride Month, continuing to celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act of of 1990, that made strides in legislation to protect those with disabilities from discrimination.
DISABILITY PRIDE is defined “as accepting and honoring each person’s uniqueness and seeing it as a natural and beautiful part of human diversity.”