Being

"My life through the years   I've been listening to this  It's enough to bring out tears  I need it to immediately cease  They talk about my existence  About my right to be I'm running out of patience  I know who I am, I am me.. Cure, treat, fix, change Words that hurt deep in my soul If I do all that they demand  My essence is lost, nowhere to go. They know what to say to scare  They do this intentionally But now it is my turn to dare  I'm not backing down silently Not backing down at all    Not flinching, not turning around Facing them and their hate wall I have strength round after round In the darkest moments of this fight   I will search for the truths inside I will find the words so bright  It is my turn, my story, my mind When they talk again about me  Let them know I am still here I have not ceased to be  I speak loud in the big sphere Non compliant, rebellious, radical   This is the choice I made I will not be their “normal”  I'd rather be me and not fade"  Copyright 2015 by Amy Sequenzia on Ollibean
My life through the years

I’ve been listening to this

It’s enough to bring out tears

I need it to immediately cease.

 

They talk about my existence

About my right to be

I’m running out of patience

I know who I am, I am me.

 

Cure, treat, fix, change

Words that hurt deep in my soul

If I do all that they demand

My essence is lost, nowhere to go.

 

They know what to say to scare

They do this intentionally

But now it is my turn to dare

I’m not backing down silently

 

Not backing down at all

Not flinching, not turning around

Facing them and their hate wall

I have strength round after round

 

In the darkest moments of this fight

I will search for the truths inside

I will find the words so bright

It is my turn, my story, my mind

 

When they talk again about me

Let them know I am still here

I have not ceased to be

I speak loud in the big sphere

 

Non compliant, rebellious, radical

This is the choice I made

I will not be their “normal”

I’d rather be me and not fade

 
"Non Compliant,Rebellious, Radical, "Amy Sequenzia on Ollibean

Copyright 2015 by Amy Sequenzia
Image description black and white photograph of woman with short dark brown hair. She is smiling. Dark grey text reads:Amy Sequenzia Passionate Autistic activist, writer, and poet . Read more from Amy on Ollibean and visit nonspeakingautisticspeaking.blogspot.com .

About the Author:

Amy Sequenzia is a non-speaking Autistic, multiply disabled activist and writer. Amy writes about disability rights, civil rights and human rights. She also writes poetry. Amy has presented in several conferences in the US and abroad, and her work is featured in books about being Autistic and Disabled. Amy is deeply involved with the Neurodiversity Movement and has been outspoken about the rights and worthy of disabled people. Amy serves on the Board of Directors of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), and the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST). http://nonspeakingautisticspeaking.blogspot.com and Autism Women’s Network. You can also follow Amy on Twitter at @AmySequenzia.

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