Earlier last November the Disability Visibility Project posted a poem by one of our media partners, Susan Mazrui. With her permission, here is a re-post of another poem: Disability: The Power and the Pride.
Disability: The Power and the Pride
By Susan Mazrui
We are your parents and your children, your brothers and your sisters.
We are your employees and employers, your students and your teachers,
your neighbors and your friends.
We are your lovers and your leaders.
We are warriors and we are peacemakers.
We advocate. We vote.
We are not the problem. We are problem solvers.
We have strength in numbers – and as individuals, alone.
We are not victims. We will not be pushed aside.
We have changed attitudes.
We have changed laws.
We have changed the world.
Tomorrow, we fight the inequity that remains.
Tonight, we celebrate.
The Power and the Pride.
© 2009 Susan Mazrui. All Rights Reserved.
Susan Mazrui is a public policy professional with expertise in disability and technology.