It seems as though Charleston, S.C. is always headlining magazines and newspapers for its beautiful beaches and fine cuisine. Well, I felt it was time for the disability community to get in on some of the action.
I was asked to feature my hometown in New Mobility Magazine. In the article, I shared places that I like to visit like spending time at Brittlebank Park. I also talked about the importance of accessible transportation. While I wouldn’t rank Charleston as the most accessible city, there have been some improvements over the years.
Members of the disability community want to have the same amount of access as anyone else. Through advocacy, people can have their voices heard to create change. It’s a coincidence that my story was published in this month’s issue of the magazine. On May 8, people with disabilities from around South Carolina will be going to the State House to advocate for access and independence. I will be among about a dozen other speakers who will be talking about issues related to transportation, healthcare and education.
I believe we can all make a difference; we just have to find our voice and speak up!
To read my article in New Mobility Magazine, go to http://www.newmobility.com/2014/05/nscia-south-carolina/. My story is the second story on the page.