Tag: Politics

UNCRPD in Ireland – begging for change

Over the years, many extraordinary, inspiring people with disabilities have shown how they have rocked the world in their unique way. What the likes of Trump might regard as incompetence, I have seen extremely able, courageous people who have raised the bar not only for themselves but for others as well. They are living proof that having a disability is not the end of the road. There is, in fact, a whole world ahead of you. It might be good to remember these strong words from Michelle Obama, “When they go low, we go high.”

But nudging isn’t enough

“I spend half my time comforting the afflicted, and the other half afflicting the comfortable.” (Wess Stafford) “If you’re afraid to defend your convictions because you might get your ass kicked for it, you’re not really fit to advocate for them.” (James Carlos Blake) “But nudging isn’t enough.” (Jacqueline Novogratz) “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against … Read More But nudging isn’t enough

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