I say: Habari Gani! What’s the news!
You say: Ujima!
Ujima is the third day of Kwanzaa. It means “collective work and responsibility.” You can read more about it here. I think the disabled community does a good job at Ujima. The idea is to build and maintain the community together and share in each other’s problems, solutions, tears, and successes.
Yeah, we are experts on this one.
On any given day, you can peruse Disabled Twitter threads and see calls to action for help. You will see community members supporting other members with advice, financial help, links to resources, just good ole fashioned friendship.
Ujima, disabled-ly means we know the power in numbers. For many of us, social media was the first time we experienced the principle of Ujima. This is because for many of us, we live in or lived in an inaccessible society – be it physical barriers, social barriers, etc. Social media opened up a community to us and we don’t take it for granted.
So, of course when given the chance we will share in our brother’s/sister’s ups and downs, as they will share in ours.
Habari Gani? What’s the news?