Let’s go back several years, no need to count how many, to the August of my 18th birthday. I had graduated that Spring, moved “away from home”, was legally (almost) an adult (19 is adulthood in the state of Nebraska) and excited to embrace two civic duties now available to me: 1) Vote* 2) Give blood.The first was easily registered, the second wasn’t. Turns out to give blood I had to be 18 and have certain healthy weight and blood pressure qualifications, which I did not. I even tried to negotiate with the nurse, to no avail. I'm asking for two things for my birthday this year, read on to give one.
Fair warning and disclaimer: these opinions are, in fact, my own.
Families across the globe move because they are forced to flee. Many more remain in hiding, are tortured, and die a long, slow, and painful death of body and spirit.
Homes are ripped away due to war. Discrimination. Segregation. Oppression.
Asylum, a word of hope.
A process of desperation.
Shall I ever have to plead for Asylum? I don’t know. Policies, as they stand currently, mean my family is not welcome to relocate in most English-speaking countries. We are born Americans. However, if we want to emigrate, or if circumstances
This week we shared stories that advocate for and with people with disabilities from around the world. Really great stuff.
Here is a line-up of the links and take a trip down the rabbit-hole-of-awesomeness for more!
- We shared “Simon” and “Happy Birthday CJ”
- We identified some of the key, important messages and shared them together with a recap here in “Getting the Advocate Message”
- Simon is only one of eight great stories. Check out The Amy Street Productions: http://www.amystreet.net
- We can all use the super short advice from SCOPE in the UK –
Today the big pressure is: Marcus’ probate paperwork is due tomorrow.
I’ve shared before how much I loathe the paperwork process that comes with guardianship (although I am simultaneously understanding of its purpose).
Too Tired For paperwork.
Travel makes me very tired. Anxiety also makes me tired. I’ve done a lot of sleeping this week. The bad news about anxiety tired (as if you don’t know) is that it makes a person too tired to think clearly to do the stuff that needs