Hello everyone this is Alexis Folk, host of the Meeting Mighty People Podcast! Thinking in the shoes of others!
Today I would like to challenge the world to be in a challenged person’s open mind and think about some barriers a person with challenges faces daily socially, physically, and even emotionally. Every person has challenges to overcome and embrace in their lifetime but even though those challenges are a lot to deal with, they make part of who you’re as a person.
Can you imagine being a person born with Cerebral Palsy and a person comes up to you and asks Alexis how are you able to go to high school all day and catch a bus home if you have Cerebral Palsy and stairs on regular busses are hard.Truth is simple things like putting shoes on with AFO’s is harder with mobility challenges So sometimes people who take the Creston Handy dart bus for more independent transportation needs and assistance!
So my question to all the people in the world is: how do you feel when someone says your handicaped instead of a person with challenges or different abilities or even people say handicap parking instead of something like accessible parking and washrooms!
Host Alexis Folk opinion to share It makes me feel annoyed that some people who don’t realize what living in my shoes is like still call certain types of activities or things handicap instead of accessible activities for everyone! Think in other people’s shoes sometimes. How would you like to be called a handicaped person?
Thank you kindly