Were you beaming with pride watching the Paralympics? Because I was. 

I feel after the confusing times we have had the past 18 months; we were all glad that the games were able to go ahead. It gave me a rush of energy to be able to push myself as much as some of the Paralympians.

I think the determination and training that the amazing Paralympians showed us is outstanding, the fact that they are inspiring so many children and young people to be proud of their disability, build resilience and realise that you can do anything. You just have to find ‘your way’ to do it.

The wording for the advertisement was very clever too ‘It’s rude not to stare’ was clever. As a child you are told not to stare at someone with a disability but now it’s more than ok for all the attention to be on them. To celebrate their ambition, commitment and success.

This just reminds me; you can do anything you put your mind to. Determination and passion really help when trying something new.

It didn’t go unnoticed that team GB got the second highest number of medals in the games with a whopping 124 medals overall with 41 of them gold.

I love the story of Dame Sarah Storey. She started off as a swimming star and then moved to cycling. Now she’s a national track champion, this shows me that trying new things benefits you and hard work pays off.

#Wethe15 plans to create change over decades by bringing together international organisation from sports, human rights, policy, communications, business, arts and entertainment.

Check out this video

https://youtu.be/gHCDvdCaJhI

  • People with disabilities are 15% of our world – they are part of human diversity.
  • #WeThe15 aspires to be the biggest ever human rights movement, to represent and transform the lives of the world’s 1.2 billion persons with disabilities.
  • #WeThe15 will put disability right at the heart of the inclusion agenda, alongside ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.
  • Over the next decade, #WeThe15 aims to end discrimination towards persons with disabilities and act as a global movement publicly campaigning for disability visibility, accessibility, and inclusion.
  • #WeThe15 brings together the biggest coalition ever in international organisations from the worlds of sport, human rights, policy, business, arts, and entertainment.
  • The #WeThe15 organisations will work with governments, businesses, and the public over the next decade to initiate change for the world’s largest marginalised group, who make up 15% of the global population.
  • Everyone can play a part in creating change.

Poppy

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