The purpose of this blog is to help people with any disabilities and people without disabilities to understand each other’s perspectives in life and to make the world a better place. I want to share my views towards life, relationships, but I also want to help people, like me, discover themselves and find what they are looking for!
I want to help people figure out what exactly is wrong (or different) with their body and what are the options they have (for possible cure or treatment) because I did not get this help, I had to struggle a lot lot!
In addition to all this, I want to help my audience with money, yes, I want to wager on the money-making side while you’re on your wheels. There are so many things you can do to be financially independent, and I want to help you find your passion. Here’s what this blog can help you with:
1. Provide easy to follow guides and lessons to make wheelchair life a bit easy
I know how hard yet, at the same time, easy wheelchairs can be. I was so happy to finally be able to move around on my own, it gave me the confidence I didn’t know I needed. But it also comes with a few challenges, my ability to move around depends on the battery! A wheelchair battery’s life is only for 1 or 2 years, so if it dies, I die with it! It’s a bit hard to buy new batteries from where I live, every year or two, I have to go to another state for this simple purchase!
Also, a wheelchair brings a silent taboo or a stigma with it. I know you have felt it too. People see your wheelchair first, you come second! Which eventually leads to introverted and anxious nature, at least in my case. I think thousands of times before going out or speaking in public because I don’t want more eyes on me. I just want to disappear! So I want to say that I’m here for you, I understand!
2. Best books on disability – by disabled authors or featuring disabled characters
I’m an avid reader, I love reading since I was little. I remember searching for stories or poems in newspapers or any books I can get my hands on. Not only that, but I remember feeling the calmness and happiness I got while reading. I just regret not reading amazing stories where a strong or cool character is on a wheelchair or has some disability, this is very important while growing up.
But now I know what to read and where I can get these inspiring books. I have made a list of my fav books, with an Amazon link, so you can buy if you like. Here are the list of best books on disability (according to me):
1. Pride Against Prejudice: Transforming Attitudes to Disability
2. Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity
3. Laughing at My Nightmare
4. Solutions and Other Problems
5. Girl at War: A Novel
6. Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century
7. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life: Essays
You can also check these wonderful lists of disability books for adults and for young kids. Another amazing article on 11 Books That Embrace Disabilities and Differences.
3. Help parents instill confidence in their children who have a disability
As I grew up, I realized my life wasn’t hard just for me, it had impacted my parents the most. I’m about to finish my graduation and be able to write and read is all thanks to my parents. They sent me to a normal school, I had normal friends, which made me feel normal and included. Furthermore, I believe half of the courage and strength in the kids with a disability comes from their parents/guardians.
So, to help parents understand their kids better, I write a weekly blog post. What’s a better way to learn about your kid’s disability than from another kid with a disability 🙂
4. I want to create a community where people with disabilities can help each other
This is something I craved the most when I was in my teens. I wanted to share my thoughts and fears with someone who can understand those things on a personal level. I wanted to talk about my issues, how should I overcome these barriers, or a possible cure, if any.
I have struggled with self-confidence a lot, I thought I’m not good for anything because I can’t do half the things a normal person can do!
This mentality is very dangerous, it’s self-sabotaging. With Lemon Suicide, I want to create a community where people support each other, ask questions, and help each other in understanding the disease better. I want to help people gain their confidence back and recognize their worth. You are worthy of amazing things. I believe in you!
5. Help people with disability to be financially independent
As I grow up, I realized even if I don’t get better, I have money, I will be just fine! As I won’t be dependent on my family, I’ll be dependent on someone to whom I can pay to help me! I know how it sounds, but this is how I saw life, I judged everything on the basis of money.
I don’t think like this anymore (at least not entirely) but this still holds the main purpose in my life, i.e. to earn good, so I not only take care of myself but also someone I care – my family – my parents! This is where I help you and guide you on this independent journey.
This is where I leave this post. Remember you are not alone in this, I understand, and I appreciate you!
You are much more than the wheels below your feet, you can earn, you can have a job, and you can love!
Hit the comments and let me know a little about you, share your struggle and fears. Let me know how else can I help you!