LOOK IN THE MIRROR, AND YOU’LL FIND THAT YOU’RE BORN TO STAND OUT
How often do you see yourself in the Mirror? What image do you see?
Do you see a person with self-doubt? Or do you stand tall?
It’s been years since I’ve seen the mirror. I can’t. I’m blind. And so is Sristi – a professional, traditional dancer who was born blind. And so is Chia-Chern, a professional barista who got into an accident and became visually Impaired. And so is Kak Jamaliah, a 60+ year-old photographer who became blind when glaucoma robbed her of her eyesight.
Isn’t it amazing that despite not being able to see themselves in the Mirror, they can still visualise their dreams to go beyond their perceived disabilities?
Have you wondered how autistic people see themselves in the mirror? What kind of image do you think they see? 17 year-old Art Jamilah is a gifted visual artist. So gifted that the Swiss Government bought her paintings. Her, mother, Kak Shima, despite battling cancer, brims with excitement whenever people ask her about her daughter. I often ask myself what kind of image does Kak Shima see in her daughter? I’m sure that she sees her daughter with love regardless of her disability. Can you see yourself with LOVE today? Not only for yourself but for others too?
Because only when you love yourself in spite of all your flaws, will you be able to stand tall and stand out.
Come and listen to their stories. Patrick Teoh, Dr. Azariah Tan, Sristi, Chia-Chern, Kak Jamaliah and Art Jamilah with her amazing mum. Your heart will be so touched and impacted that you will see yourself differently after the Celebrating Diversities Conference.
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