I Resist by Amy Sequenzia

by Amy Sequenzia.

I RESIST

My resistance is an act of defiance.

I defy the assumptions of an unlivable life
Of a tragic existence
Of dreams that would never become true.

The world said I wouldn’t
– I defied.

The world said I couldn’t
– I defied.

The world says that I won’t, that I can’t
– I resist.

I defied the expectations, and I kept existing.
I defied assumptions, and I celebrate my existence.

I resist the ones who insist on erasing my existence.
I defy the ones who deny me respect.

My existence is an act of defiance.
To exist in this world is to resist.

I Exist.
I Defy.
I Resist.

 

I Resist by Amy Sequenzia , My resistance is an act of defiance. I defy the assumptions of an unlivable life Of a tragic existence Of dreams that would never become true. The world said I wouldn’t – I defied. The world said I couldn’t – I defied. The world says that I won’t, that I can’t – I resist. I defied the expectations, and I kept existing. I defied assumptions, and I celebrate my existence. I resist the ones who insist on erasing my existence. I defy the ones who deny me respect. My existence is an act of defiance. To exist in this world is to resist. I Exist. I Defy. I Resist. ollibean logo. Copyright 2017 Amy Sequenzia

Amy Sequenzia
Amy SequenziaOllibean Writer

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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