It’s Disability Pride Month!

Here at HQ, we’re celebrating the global Disability Pride Month by raising awareness and recognising disabilities as an identity.

About 15% of the population have a disability and this awareness month – which has been celebrated since July 1990 – provides a platform for the disabled community to speak out and share their stories.

As a first-world, forward-thinking nation, we have made strides to promote equality and accessibility for all but there’s still so much work to be done. There is still so much education needed. The disabled community is so vast and diverse, each individual story is so different – it is time to accept, honour and celebrate each person’s uniqueness. It is what makes the human race as rich and resilient as it is.

Everyone deserves to be treated with respect regardless of class, race, gender, age, sexuality and needs. We all have a role to play in ensuring equality happens. It starts at home. Education; learning to understand someone’s situation and being mindful; not judging others. These simple steps can lead to a kinder and more accepting world.

On a larger scale, continuing to support lobbying bodies and organisations providing essential services for those with disabilities is essential to ensure we create a world where everyone’s uniqueness is celebrated.

#proudtobedifferent #disabilitypridemonth

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