In the past cbm Canada has said that it will be a “strong voice for people with disabilities living in poverty”. This statement – and more importantly – the thoughts behind it will change this year. I feel strongly that we cannot be a voice for anyone. We can help the voices of those with a disability be heard. We can link people to hear each other. We can open our own ears to hear people speak their own words. Sometimes we may have to translate people’s words. We will not be anyone else’s voice.
And here is a good example why. Click on this video and hear the beautiful voices of strong, loud, proud and passionate women in the world. They have a disability, but they certainly have their own voice!