Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dance On!

Disability pride?

Unashamed living?

What does it look like?

It looks like a little girl doing a dance.

I wept watching this video. I was stunned by the beauty, the joy, the power and the passion of this little girl. She demonstrates, how powerful pride is. She shows the world that we, as people with disabilities, eschew shame. She knows how to be, simply be, who she is and do what she does.

Out of the shadows and into the light.

Her life has limitless potential, not because she's brave, or inspiring, or any of that stuff, but because she knows already, how to be out and proud.

Living pridefully.

Dance on, little girl, dance on.


Colleen said...

Dance on little girl! Just being who she is - is enough.

liebjabberings said...

I kept waiting for a disability to show up and keep her from doing what she wants to do.

What a sweetie.


Andrea S. said...

Reminds me of this beautiful dancing couple--there are TONS of videos of this pair out there all over that you can find if you google, but here is just one example:

Many other disabled dancers out there, but this is often the first dance team that tends to pop into my head when thinking of disabled dancers.

Jayne Wales said...

Tops just complete tops in every way

Maggie said...

You're not the only one weeping. The song says it all, in case we can't watch; the dance says it all, in case we can't listen; her smile says it all.

Thanks so much for sharing this!

Belinda Burston said...

Absolutely Wow!!

Ettina said...

That song is so awesome, and it fits so well with the message that young dancer is conveying. Some people with prosthetics always wear clothes to hide the prosthetic, and never let people see them without the prosthetic. But she knows she doesn't have to try to hide her disability to be beautiful.