Day of the Disability

Basudha Modak
Posted December 8, 2020 from South Africa

16 days of activism and only 3rd Dec as World Disability Day ...

The day the Disabled  are polished, dusted and presented to the world..For the duty of awarding ,showing our social conscience and humane kindness ..

For the rest of the year,life goes on as usual .No changes in wheelchair access,speech accessibility ,acceptance in any sense ..

When we hear a positive story of a Disabled rising , we need to remember and appreciate the extreme humiliation and ignoring the individual had faced to be where they are now ..

They should never need to wait for their voices to be heard .They should be welcomed the way they are .

We can talk and talk as much as we want ,but for actions to be taken ,a forum like WP needs to stand together ,so that the voices of the meek and the  cornered are heard..

As I often say ,it takes 30 seconds for a normal human to change and become disabled ..

So do we normal humans fear what might happen to us ? 

Do we still keep the voices of the disabled unheard ? 

Do we go forward towards a mutually inclusive society where every one thrives ..

Is it acceptable for someone who can't hear not get a transcription and have to wait for it ...

Or  young girls who had looked forward to this day is totally ignored away ..

We need to question whom we let out through the cracks ..

As a trickle doesn't take time to become a downpour soon .

 

 

 

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Jill Langhus
Dec 09, 2020
Dec 09, 2020

Hi Basudha,

How are doing, dear? Thanks for sharing your powerful post and for speaking up for those who are disabled. xx

Basudha Modak
Dec 09, 2020
Dec 09, 2020

Thank.u Jill.Sometimes staying quiet is no longer an option and letting go does not let Me sleep in peace.I would rather be dead than not speak for those who can't..

Jill Langhus
Dec 11, 2020
Dec 11, 2020

You're welcome. I agree.

Aw. Please take care, dear.

XX

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 16, 2020
Dec 16, 2020

Hello, Basudha,

I appreciate you for your boldness to speak your mind. I love this so much, "When we hear a positive story of a Disabled rising , we need to remember and appreciate the extreme humiliation and ignoring the individual had faced to be where they are now ..

They should never need to wait for their voices to be heard .They should be welcomed the way they are ."

It's true that the world celebrates a disability day but only for a day, the rest of the year is back to normal. Women like you continue to challenge this. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!