First thing off, did you notice that it's captioned. It's surprising how many videos regarding disabilities that don't have this option. But now to content. I found the story earthy and real - undeniably real. The story of a woman with an intellectual disability who goes to work, and in the course of her day, saves the life of a child, is one that has profound implications. The story in and of itself is enough. The video, entitled, "Challenge Your Assumptions," might be seen as one that is about disability and ability, about the right to work and the right to respect, all important.
But there is something more.
Margaret announces at the end that she has a disability. She didn't need to do that, it had been said in the video, but she wanted to say it, announce it to the world. She laid claim to her identity. She wanted to make sure that the viewer gets the point, "I am a self aware, proud woman with a disability. I know who I am. I know what people often think about me and those like me. I am here. I am proud. I have value. I live with no pretence. I live with no denial. I need nothing more than opportunities I deserve."
Some will find the presentation of the story inspirational.
I found it revolutionary.
Which camp do you fall in.
And a note to Dylan ... this, what you've done here ... we need more.
A note to readers ... this, what you've seen here ... can we make it go viral?