Recently I attended a virtual discussion about women and disabilities. One of the speakers made a statement to the effect that there had been a positive for people with disabilities because of the pandemic. Paraphrasing what she said: Because of the expansion of jobs working from home and the increase in virtual educational, cultural and political activism opportunities, people with disabilities could engage in ways they might otherwise have been unable to in the past.
This statement made me begin to think about my own circumstances that might also be considered as a positive. Perhaps it might also apply to some of you.
This could be time for you, like the young woman I mentioned above, to take advantage of many of those same opportunities. Use whatever extra time you have to explore interests for which you previously thought you did not have time. Educate and entertain yourself.
I suggest you might become involved in causes that would help women. The list of those causes is long: (1) passage of the ERA; (2) threats in dozens of states to suppress the right to vote; (3) reproductive rights being denied in state after state; (4) racial injustice still rampant in all parts of our country; (5) poverty at an all-time high; (6) the need to elect more women and people of color to every office from local government to your state house to the Congress. You can participate many ways right from the comfort of your home.
Search our Resource Library for organizations and websites to get you started. Then search the web for more. There is no end to the resources and opportunities that exist.
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While many of us are still spending most of our time at home….MAKE IT A POSITIVE IN THE PANDEMIC.