I’m incredibly thankful for all the amazing people I’ve gotten to meet in the disability community, for all the advocates who continually inspire my own passion for advocacy, for all the people who challenge me to think harder or in new ways, and for the people who have taken the time to read what I put out there.
Just having a place to write this all down makes me realize that no pain or heartache should ever outweigh all the reasons I have to be thankful. Getting to explore the complexities of disability in society has become more than just an occasional opportunity to write. It’s become a way to develop a deeper connection with the world around me, and most importantly, with myself. For that, and for everyone who has helped me so far on this unpredictable ride I’m on, I am forever thankful.