To The Ones Who Mock Us

Thanksgiving day for me, started out pretty good. We had our family meal on Black Friday, so I chilled out at home. I lounged around, watching movies and occasionally going on my Facebook and Twitter to see everybody else enjoying their family fun and the delicious food. Everything was fine until about noon and it all went to hell.

I was scrolling through my Facebook and I saw this video and a very long status of somebody in the Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Facebook group that I’m happily a part of. Everybody in that group was furious. I didn’t want to watch the clip, FB just started playing it. Just reading the captions on the screen and all of the comments below pretty much took my breath away. I was so hurt. I’m not interested in politics, I actually try to stay away from it, but my folks are, my dad is still deciding I think, but my mom is, well was a supporter of Donald Trump.

After I saw everything on Facebook I retreated offline and watched the rest of Gone With The Wind from the night before. I didn’t know what to feel honestly. So I bottled it up, I just didn’t think I’d take my anger out on my parents. My poor mom came home from work to me in a mess of emotions. I was really upset and just before she took a nap I basically broke down. I was crying my eyes out. I was really hurt on how somebody who needs people to vote for him for president would make fun of another person’s disability. It doesn’t matter if that other person is a journalist, he is still a person and has feelings. People and family members of children like myself with AMC have feelings too. It’s never fun to be mocked by people who have nothing better to do.

Several days have past since seeing the video, thankfully not a lot of my family members have shared the video and talked about Mr. Trump with me in the room. I’m still fairly upset, because you know, he won’t apologize for it. At least he won’t give an sincere apology to the guy. It wouldn’t even matter if he apologized to all of the families that he offended, including mine. It wouldn’t mean a damn thing because the damage has already been done.

And then Kylie Jenner decided to piss off the wheelchair community, which is something else that I’m actively apart of since I don’t walk on my own two feet. Sad part is, I was less mad about it. Yes. I agree why everybody’s mad, she’s using it as a prop while the rest of us use it to get around. I’m on my second wheelchair but I’ve been waiting for a new one since 2013. The one thing I’m mainly upset about and I think everybody else would be too if they gave it some thought, shouldn’t this be part of the magazine’s fault for allowing this to happen in the first place? I’m not saying she’s not wrong, but think about it. Who made this to become the prop of the whole photo shoot? I doubt it was Kylie’s. So who’s really to blame here?

My most important question of this entire post is since when did it become cool to mock a person with any handicap? This goes for invisible, mental and physical disabilities. We have real problems here. I mean, the more these public figures continue to make the stupid choice in making fun of a person with a disability on television or in a magazine, who’s to say that they’re admirers won’t disagree? Everybody has said “we need to stop bullying” but yet I keep seeing these things pop up everywhere. You may have the right to freedom of speech, but it’s all bullying! Every single way you do it, it’s mocking somebody else’s daily struggle. I’ve been handicapped since the day I was born. Nobody has the right to make fun of what we might have wrong with us! And there’s nothing wrong with us, you’ll lose more people this way rather than gaining them.

So I’m done, for now.

Live And Learn


I think this best reflects me nowadays, I’m trying to keep myself happy. Keeping the negative thoughts away from my mind and surround myself with positive things. I’ve stopped thinking about the past. I’m not kidding either, I guess finding all my Shriner’s stuff and high school stuf, taking it all out and putting it in somewhere where I can’t get to it was probably the best thing ever. I’m learning from my mistakes, from the people around me, and letting myself enjoy life more. I’m helping more people enjoy their lives and talking to them about their problems and showing them that everything will get better. You just have to take things day by day. Do things that make you happy. Try your hardest to keep everything bad away. Things WILL get better! You just have to believe. 🙂

The Bulldozer and The Crane

It’s the second to last day of this month of September. Yesterday was the day where I actually got to hear “Wake Me Up When September Ends” by Green Day. I was hoping this month would go by fast and almost gave up on my vow on myself to not be so depressed this month. I almost made it another dark month. Since it won’t be over until Saturday, I have until tomorrow to keep up my happiness, even though I’m slowly dying inside.

I wasn’t as depressed as I woke up this morning, but after looking around my room. It’s reminding me of good times I had with friends here. My mind obviously misses the good times too. Everything I tried to do in here still exists and everything I don’t want to miss still floats around in my head. I’ve got a picture on my floor that needs to be in another room. I’m listening to “Nobody’s Home” by Avril Lavigne, and even singing to it. It reflects my life right now. It’s so true for me.

I need another good day or night. I thought since both Linkin Park and The Vampire Diaries were going to be on my TV screen I was going to have a good day. Not looking like it. Maybe around 5 I’ll start to perk up because of Mad About You. I just need something good. A surprise that’s good to just take everything that’s bugging me away.