3 December. Word Disability Day. New Zealand celebrated its people who live with disability... and it was incredible. Super Power Baby Project was very lucky to be at the 8th Attitude Awards held in Auckland. It was an overwhelmingly wonderful event. The clear message from the evening we would like to share is that while it can often feel isolating, battling for access and equality for loved ones, there is huge support and goodwill in our community. At the Attitude Awards this came together in a night of celebration and love.
It is just one night, but it filled us with hope and happiness that people with super powers are valued. The evening powerfully highlighted that there are artists, sports people, employees and more making a difference in their communities and throughout the world. Check out the finalists videos to get a feel for this. Also, look up Gary Williams - WOW - this New Zealander really has changed the world. Gary's acceptance speech for being inducted into the Attitude Hall of Fame was probably the highlight of the night. We wish all of the super power families could have been there to soak up the goodness.
Hopefully the energy and love from the event will spread far and wide.
The Super Power Baby Project has had many many supporters. We want share with you the encouragement we received along with the 'Making a Difference' award. One of the judges told us "You must carry on" because "while the AttitudeLive community were making huge headway on shifting attitudes, the Super Power Baby Project message is reaching places where they haven't been able to get to. Namely the medical profession." We can only conclude that this is because there are so many families who are championing their children's value and ability with medical professionals. So keep challenging the status quo and the language that limits potential.
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