“To live colorfully is to carry yourself with vibrancy and warmth, and to share it in your own unique way. Speak in shades of silver and ink, paint blues with a brush or a song. The pages of your life remain black and white only if you let them. Fill them in with whatever colors you choose, and maybe every once in a while, let someone else color outside the lines.”
When a friend of mine asked if I could write about the ReelAbilities Film Festival happening in Houston, I immediately said yes. Growing up with a sister with disabilities I knew the importance of an organization like this in helping raise awareness about people with disabilities, and to eliminate barriers to accessibility in all aspects of life. But when she asked me to share #MyReelMoment how a disability or mental health issue has impacted the life of you or a person you know, I didn’t know how emotional it would be for me to share my story until now. This post is in no way shape or form sponsored, but I want to share this story because this is a big part of me, a big reason why I am the person I am today, and why I stand up for protecting the basic rights for all, not just in our country but those who are facing persecution today. I am my sister’s keeper. This is #MyReelMoment.