View sample pages from this one-of-a-kind book with over 70 pieces of stunning art and words of wisdom from 90 intellectually and physically challenged youth. These artists and writers reveal a true-to-life glimpse into their lives, hopes, dreams and even their frustrations and disappointments.
Introduction example. “SHOUT it from the rooftops! Our beautiful girl is here.”
“Strengths I’ve gained from being blind? 1. I don’t judge people based on what they look like. 2. I can read in the dark. 3. When the power goes out in our house I’m the only one who can find things.” – Peter, 17, Blind. Artwork by Collaborative Group, VSA Colorado/Access Gallery
Left: “People with disabilities know it’s not okay to engage in offensive behavior.” – Peter, 17, Stroke with artwork by Collaborate Group at VSA Colorado/Access Gallery.
Right: “You know someone is a great person by how they treat others.” – Hannah, 19, Intellectual Disability. Atrwork by Elisha, 15, Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
“I was bullied in 6th grade. A girl called me “stupid” and another girl followed me home from school one day and it scared me.” – Amy, 14, Intellectual Disability. Artwork by Nicole, Developmental Disability.
“Life is not over when you are diagnosed with a disability.” – Corey, 19, Muscular Dystrophy. Artwork by Samuel, 10, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease.
Appendix example. “What happens when the happy voices and positive energy of all kinds of kids come together? The word ‘handicap’ gets lost in the cheers of joy.”