International Women’s Day was last week Wednesday. This year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange.

The International Women’s Day website states “For International Women’s Day 2017, we’re asking you to #BeBoldForChange. Call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world – a more gender inclusive world.” There are five areas the campaign covers

Over the last few days I have been thinking what #BeBoldForChange means for me as a black disabled woman? What I love about these themes is that any woman can take this theme and run with it the best way they see fit and that’s exactly what I will do. So what exactly does being #BeBoldForChange mean for me?

#BeBoldForChange for me means:

  • Being authentically me as a disabled woman.
  • Putting women with disabilities at the forefront in any discussion.
  • Raising my voice to speak about issues that affect women with disabilities on my own terms and not being pressured to do so.
  • Speaking my truth about my experiences as a disabled woman apologetically.
  • Sharing my story because I want to not feeling obliged to do so in the name of raising awareness.
  • Saying no to being used as inspiration porn.
  • Celebrating my fellow queens with disabilities.
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, standing and outdoor
I’m Colleen a proud black disabled woman making a commitment to #BeBoldForChange.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.