Yesterday, Disabled Survivors Unite and Respond hosted a disability-themed Twitter Q&A. We asked participants if they could say one thing to a disabled survivor, what would it be? Here are their responses.
“You deserve life. To be happy, to be free. It’s ok to laugh and allow yourself to feel.” – Holly Scott-Gardner
“You’re loved, you’re worthy, & people are fighting for you. You’re never alone. Your experiences are valid. We believe you.” – Disabled Survivors Unite
“It wasn’t your fault. Regardless of what they said, or how they tried to blame you, it wasn’t your fault.” – Applewriter
“You survived, you’re strong and you know the truth and therefore you’ll know if someone is trying to silence you.” – Respond
“You’ve survived – there’s hope now to find a way to live again and beyond the pain.” – Jack Welch
“NEVER blame your impairment (only the abuser) and fight all you need to regain absolute pride in yourself, just as you are.” – Merry Cross
“I’ll always be here for you and you mean the world to me. You’re never alone. I love you.” – Ashley Stephen
“You are not alone, and you never will be.” – Alice Kirby
“I find sharing stories helps survivors, shows that we can get justices.” – Mandy Sanghera
I would like to personally thank each and every person who took part in the discussions we had yesterday. Next week, we will collect the responses to all questions into a Storify so people can see the full conversation.
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