Book club and meeting my legislator!
While you’re reading this, I will be meeting with a state representative in my home! It took months to set this meeting up. I’m hopeful I can articulate what I’d like to convey while representing the needs of the disabled community.
If Judy Heumann could do everything she did, this should be a piece of cake, right? I plan on focusing on the caregiver crisis, transportation, and access to healthcare.
Anything you would’ve addressed that I didn’t think of?
Who’s reading Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist with me? Surprisingly I’m enjoying it. Typically, an autobiography doesn’t piqué my interest. So far I’m through part one.
It amazes me how far we’ve come since Judy’s childhood, yet I can relate to many of her experiences. That tells me there’s more work to do. The candy store incident resonated with me as I had my own traumatic candy store situation. What do you think of the book so far?
Honestly, I can’t imagine advocating as Judy did. It’s not easy standing up for yourself in the face of adversity. In some of the circumstances Judy describes I would have folded for sure. Do you advocate for yourself and/or for others?
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