Love, not fear is living a posAutive life
It is refusing to see despair
Just because you are faced with the new

A posAutive life
Is a life of equal opportunities
And surprising outcomes

It is seeing beauty
Where others see strangeness
It is not being afraid to simply BE

The beauty behind a hand that flaps
Bringing peace, order or joy
The beauty of unspoken words
Traveling from smiles, eyes, an uncoordinated, perfect symphony

A posAutive life
Is a strong, determined life
Denying what hurts in the name of normalcy
Defying the powers that label us “less”

Knowing ourselves to be perfect beings
Just as we are meant to be
Finding our tribe
Moving on together
Demanding respect, demanding to be heard

A posAutive life
Is a life of love
Of truth and strengths
Of facing challenges without fear

Love, not fear
Because love will bring confidence
Amazing discoveries
Successes in the face of challenges

While fear will not move us forward

Love for an Autistic life
Love for a positive approach
Love, Autistic
Love, positive
PosAutive life

Copyright 2014 by Amy Sequenzia
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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). and Autism Women’s Network. You can also follow Amy on Twitter at @AmySequenzia.


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