Happy new year!!
I hope you’re all doing well, and all had a lovely Christmas! It was a massive shock to the system going back to work yesterday and having to remove my pjs in place of a pair jeans!
So I wanted to talk about a news story I have read today about a girl called nathalie who has appeared in the independent paper about stansted airport. The gist of the story is, she didn’t look disabled, and staff basically refused to help her and call her a time waster.
This literally breaks my heart, she has some of the same conditions as myself and this is the type of stigma and bullshit that we have to deal with on a daily basis. Obnoxious twats judging before they’ve even had a second thought, the term never judge a book by its cover has never been more relevant to my life than it has since 2015.
It takes 1 thing to change someone’s day, if you work in retail and see someone struggling they may be disabled like me…ask them if they need help that could be the difference between someone having the worst day to you making it easier for them.
If you see someone park in a disabled space and put a blue badge in their windscreen yet walk out of their car and into a shop DO NOT VERBALLY ATTACK THEM!! They may have asthma, a heart condition, a kidney/bladder problem that you can’t see, just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there. Can you see depression? No you can’t so why question anything else?
If you work in an airport most importantly…help someone with their luggage, get them a wheelchair, do not question their need for one! If you question them they have every right to question why you’re a raging knobhead. Unless they have to provide proof for a legal reason then keep your nose out.
It’s not hard at all and this is what I have to fight for everyday, it takes 1 small act of kindness to change a day from rainy and grey to sunshine and rainbows
Signing off for now