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I am not a campaigner

I am not a campaigner!

I know this statement sounds strange but the truth is I am not. I do not believe the world owes me something because I am autistic, dyslexic, with depression and spinal problems. I know the world does not work in a way where those in need get what they need. However, some people think that because I blog that I am a campaigner.

The truth behind what I do however, is not so much campaigning but more PR.

The disabled community has two things against them.

The first thing is that when someone with disabilities wants to work it is hard to find someone who will hire them. Obviously work places can not discriminate on disability grounds but we all know that if two candidates with the same qualifications and experience go for a job, it is more likely that the one without disabilities will get the job.

Then if someone with a disability gets a job they lose the support that they need to survive from the government. There are benefits that I could be on with advice given to me that if I stopped working I could get them. But unless I am willing to give up work I am not allowed them. How fair is this? Your telling someone who wants to work who would be entitled to the benefit that they have to loose the purpose in their life to get the help they need.

The other thing we have against us is our own community. There are people out there juts like in all communities who will say “fuck it I am disabled I don’t have to ever work again”. Because of this attitude when they are made to work they leave such a bad taste in their employers mouths that the next person who has that disability will get “oh no not another one”.

So what can we do?

I choose to role model myself in to how I would like people to view me both personally and professionally. I tell my team what sets me off, what of me can be changed and what can’t and I have open and honest dialogue with people.

I tell everyone that if I do something to upset you then I need them to explain it to me not just say “oh she is autistic” or “she has depression”. This works for no one.

I am as open and honest as I know how to be so that when the next person has my job, if they have depression, autism, physical disabilities, dyslexia the word my team say is not going to be “oh not another one” but in fact “Yes we have another one”.

Only we can change how people view us. Only we can show them that we are as good as those without disability. We don’t need campaigners, we need people willing to go out and show the world, disability does not mean we are useless.

So my challenge to all those with disabilities. Go out, find a way to show the world the amazing things that you can do. Show the world your amazing gifts that your disability gives you. We all have something. Don’t hide it but show the world the amazingness that is you.

New South Wales Rural Fire Service

To the world.

I have seen the issues in Australia and I am saddened by all of it. It is heartbreaking to see all these fires and what the first responders must be going through whether they are fighting the fires, evacuating people from their homes, dealing with the wounded or helping the survivors.

We take our first responders for granted. We know they are there when we need them and say things like “it’s their job” or “no one helps me and I do my job all the time”. But the thing is there is a difference between office work and fighting devastating fires and we need to acknowledge that. This is why I am starting a Go Fund Me page where the proceeds will go to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service. It can hopefully help sure up the services they have, help them get the things they need to replenish their stocks and maybe provide support for their firefighters who are struggling to cope with the devastation they are seeing every day.

The brush fires are still going on and the work these people are doing is stopping them from spreading further. We need to support our uniformed services and this one especially because the firefighters are volunteers. They have their own work to do but volunteer to be firefighters on top of it.

Please help me raise the money to give them. Share, retweet, or whatever you can even if you donate 50p that is better then nothing.

Let’s show these people that we care and say Thank You For Your Service. I know there are many people out there who want to help so please let’s do this for them. I am just one disabled person wanting to help those who help their community I hope everyone else will be willing to help our brothers and sisters in Australia

Here is the link

Support the NSW Fire Service

Thanks

 

I’ll be there

When you are weak, I am there;
When you want to cry, I am there with a box of tissues;
When you can’t stand, I am there to hold you up
When you need help, I am there for you;
I will be there when you need me;
You never need to ask me for help;
You are a light in the dark;
You are strong of heart;
I will always be there for you to keep you shining;
I will be there to stop your heart from breaking;

You are there for me, so I am there for you;
Just remember, you never need to ask;

If you could help?

Hi,

If you could help the Australian people by going there to support those who have lost their homes or the first responders would you?

If flights, VISAs, and maintenance were not an issue would you get on a flight now to help? I want to show the Australian Government how many people want to help them in their time of need. If, it is something that you would do, please complete the forms below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScaCa05_TCebt2A-zGPC3ELxcf4DY0KPL2rEifwc7tmY_7hew/viewform?usp=sf_link

I will use the responses to send to the Australian Government to show that there are people who want to help, they just have to ask for it and make it possible for people to help.