I adore the website The Mighty and all the work they do to help bring awareness and take away stigma. I am not ashamed to admit that I have cried over more than one of their posts. When I have read a post about a family that has a similar situation as my own family's or when someone else writes the words that my heart has been longing to hear, it is a healing thing. It is a moment in which I realize "I am not alone!" and that is huge. It can be so very isolating being the mama, the family, of special needs children.
As part of raising awareness is about giving those that often are not seen or heard a voice and a presence, I want to open up this blog to those that would like to share. That would like to have their story or their children's stories told. I am imagining something like The Mighty's posts but poems, photo essays, and more would be welcome. We each have our own special way of sharing and bringing awareness- what is yours? And would you like to share and help spread awareness?