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Day 7: Imani, Disabled-ly

Day 7: Imani, Disabled-ly

Habari Gani! What’s the news?

Imani! No, not that Imani, silly!

Well, as Kirk Franklin said, “Cause you know I got faith, yeah yeah!”

Like I said in the original Imani post, it makes sense that this would be the last principle.  We started with the Unity and solidarity amongst the disabled community.  We worked our way through action principles.  And now we end with faith. Faith that the work we have done will bear fruit.

As a disability activist, faith is a necessity!  It can get so frustrating at times because you put in all this work.  You talk until you are out of wind.  And still, it seems no one is listening. No one is paying attention.  You might want to quit.  But no, Imani! Faith! Faith that we are reaching at least one person.  And that person will reach another.  Then faith that our work, as activists will make the changes we want to see, if not for us, then for the next generation.

Now, go enjoy your karamu!

Harambe! Heri Za Kwanzaa, disabled-ly.  Thank you for celebrating with me.  I hope you have a happy and prosperous new year.

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