Oh, how beautiful you are! Look at you; see how grand you’ve become! From your darkness came this light; from your dark seeds of pain, piercing, heart-wrenching pain, came these beautiful, bright petals, such awe-striking sight!
I want to lose myself in you; you are the clearest, sweetest dream.
I want to find myself in you,
your royal highness,
Queen of Wands. I adore you!
My legs may not walk as they should, and my eyes may not see, my ears may not hear as they should, and my mouth may not speak, my nose may not breathe as it should, and my arms may not reach, but I am not flawed, and certainly not disabled, I am differently-abled, earth angel on a special mission to create, heal and inspire,
and whether you know it or not,
or love and understand me, what a beauty that is!
🌻 Accessibility/convenience and the portrayal of differently-abled persons in the media, especially in movies, must be looked into in Nigeria. As a matter of fact, I don’t want to see an actor play the role of a person with cerebral palsy if there are people with the condition who are looking to perform but have never been given a chance. I will personally rubbish your movie on any platform that I get a chance to. Fight me.
From the classrooms to the stores to the public vehicles, the structures that are in place are rather poor, most of the people are terribly insensitive, and the environment is rather hostile to differently-abled persons. This goes for several other African and Asian countries too.
We start to fight our demons when we stop fighting, suppressing our emotions, keeping our hurts in. When we accept transformation, and release our hearts for mending, roll with the wheel of fortune, and open our souls for healing. When we accept the very truth that each end is a new begining.