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When Mexican women are happy ;)

In Mexico, most of the People with Disabilities (PwD) do not enjoy the guaranty of their basic rights. Our regular landscape is full of images we label like these:

Sickness
Jobless
Sadness
hopeless
weakness
meaningless
laziness
craziness
homeless
social burden
God’s punishment
Different people
Abnormal
Unfairness

Sadly, México is a country where football or politics move multitudes; but other human concerns do not strike with the same resonance. It is not unusual that PwD are neglected, abused, and/or ignored. Most of them are invisible before the eyes of many.
We grow up thinking what culture force us to believe: PwD were different to the so called “normal people”. We talk about PwD feeling sorrow and pity. We even dare to call them “disabled”.

Then, one of the women I Iove the most, my dear Auntie Liz became “disabled” and my family was forced to learn about her rights. But, more importantly; we realized she didn’t stop being happy and having dreams. Even if she cannot talk or walk as she used to; she is still trying to be happy. How is this possible??? Other people wonder.

What about you? What do you think of people with disabilities?

Who are they?

How are their lives?

If you are a woman, have you thought if their lives are different from yours?

If you are a mother, have you thought in the kind of motherhood they perform?

If you think you are happy, what would make Mexican women with disabilities happy?

Do you have a reason to be happy???

If you don’t, please play the video and get inspired!

If you do, please share the video praising your happiness!

Make sure you click on the CC button for the subtitles.

Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lKlbUjVgW7E

This multimedia story is part of an assignment for Voices of Our Future a program of World Pulse that provides rigorous digital empowerment and citizen journalism training for grassroots women leaders. World Pulse lifts and unites the voices of women from some of the most unheard regions of the world.

Comments

jacollura's picture

Wonderful!

Well done, Klaudia! Thank you for making and sharing this video.
Best wishes,
Julie

Kika Sylvie Katchunga's picture

Salut

C’est trop éducatif ma sœur, Que Dieu vous bénisse

sylvie

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