Im 16, born and raised in brooklyn nyc.
What is your disability?
I have a spinal cord injury at the L4 vertebrae.
Are you still in the hospital?
Nope! I've been out for over a year now.
What are your hobbies and interests?
i am a drummer and an artist. i am an avid sketch book keeper. i really like marching bands. i love social activism and helping people.
What/who inspires you? mark di suvero, nicki minaj, frida kahlo, my mom, my step mom, art, the brooklyn museum, union square and the people i see in union square.
Do you feel that there is a lack of education on how to treat people with disabilities?
yes! I have been trying to educate myself more on the concept of privilege and I am learning about the privilege I have that I didn't know I had before but I am also learning a lot about able bodied privilege. This is something completely not addressed anywhere and needs to be talked about hella soon.
It used to. Now I pride myself as being one of the most body positive people I know. I think positively about my disability and feel very comfortable in my skin.