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Rochester U’s Live Stream Conference ‘Spark’ Talk

Recently, I had the opportunity to share some of my story in a TED Talk at Rochester U’s Live Stream Conference while answering the question, “What is humanity that God is mindful of them?“

The event was not recorded but, I made a YouTube video of my talk for people to see. In my talk I share some of my story, as well as exploring the descriptive, defendant, and deeper understandings of who we are as people who have disabilities and are human beings.

I hope it might bring some encouragement and deeper reflection to all who might see it.

#Disability #humanity #Dignity

Here is the link:

Ep. 1 - I Am A Well Dweller

In this episode I share the TED Talk I gave at Rochester U's Live Stream Conference last October 5th, 2023. While sharing some of my story, I explore human i...

Unconditional Love

Gave it my all, but took a mighty fall,
Love's grip so tight, it claimed my soul's thrall.
Now my mind seeks solace for the void within,
Aching heart, searching for ways to begin.

Emptiness and darkness, pain's ceaseless rain,
A struggle to comprehend, accommodate, restrain.
Who knew a friendship could be so toxic and bleak,
Leaving my body anoxic, longing to seek

Survival, I found, by grace of the divine,
Hustling for a life where my spirit can finally shine.
No more hurt, no more tears to spill,
I won't neglect those who uplift and instill

Belief in me, true friends who stay,
Unyielding in love, even when skies turn gray.
Those who stand strong through life's hardest test,
They are the ones who deserve my best.

Pushing away those who truly care,
Leaves one gasping for air, lost and unaware.
I've been through it, and now it's your turn,
May you learn from mistakes and the bridges you burn.

But through it all, I'll still be there,
With abundant love and genuine care to share.
I know the pain of abandonment's sting,
But fear not, my support is no fleeting fling.

My heart is pure, my intentions sincere,
No prey to lure, no hidden agenda to adhere.
For humanity's sake, my mission's aim,
Fiery ambition runs deep in my veins.

Forgiveness and love, I choose to embrace,
No room for hatred, no enemy to chase.
So here's to the next chapter, the story's sequel,
Counting blessings, ensuring your path sees the sun's golden sheen.

No foes shall I keep, for all are equal,
Cheers to a life where compassion is fecal.
With open arms, I welcome what's in store,
A new journey awaits, and my heart's ready to explore.

#Friendship #Love #BestFriends #Toxic #Heartache #friendsfight #Itsokay #humanity #Acceptance #Hope #Positivity #Forgiveness #Healing

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Have you ever?

Have your ever felt like no one understands you?

Like you are alive but yet you feel like you are also dead

Have you ever tried to reach out or talk

But then, you are like 'nah, they won't get it'

Have you ever felt so anxious,

you masked it with ridiculously lame and 'weird' humour or sarcasm?

Just to make it look like you are super chill but you are really just nervous

Have you ever wanted to win a stranger's heart

By giving them random compliments or by trying to make them smile or laugh

Secretly thinking to yourself that this is exactly how you feel everyone should be and treat each other

Have you ever been so naive to ignore the bad in someone and focus solely on the positives and look at the good in everyone?

Have you ever been so foolish that you've tried to help and support or cheer up someone that has repeatedly hurt you and you know does not care about you and probably would not do the same in return? Yet, you do it anyways?

Have you ever just stared into space, zoned out and smile...

Imagining your perfect little dream world

Imagining Utopia

Have you ever been so naturally 'high' that people have assumed you drank or did drugs?

Have you ever felt happy inside but on the outside felt scared to express or show it because of well, so-called evil eye

Have you ever not believed in superstitions yet still been anxious and overthink your interactions due to them

Have you ever just been happy for no reason at all like a child

Have you ever... just spontaneously wrote a post like this without even thinking?

Impulsivity can be fun but it can be exhausting...

Humour can be fun but be tiring...

Good things come and go; it is okay to feel not okay and for bad times to also come, they also go.

Don't stop being you due to the bad moments or days

KEEP SMILING :) :) Your energy is contagious and is needed to make the world go round - YING YANG - hippie style

#modernhippie #hippiestyle #yingyang #loa #TheSecret #Energy #vibe #GoodVibes #smile #keepsmiling #haveyouever #justdoit #taketheinitiative #takerisks #risk #Risks #Impulsivity #spontaneous #bebold #bold #Brave #courage #strength #Independence #freedom #freedomwriters #resilience #Empathy #compassion #humanity #happyness #pursuitofhappyness #justlisten #listen #justobserve


Sharing saves me #sharingiscaring #humanity

Sharing saved ne today. My daughter had pulled the tape that secures her oxygen to her face of for the 4th time today and was screaming the house down. I shared the experience and then my feelings with an older cousin of my partner. It helped to be validated, heard and not feel isolated.


Need moral support #overworked #depleted #exhausted #achinglegs #wornout

I am a hospital staff person. I work my soul off helping the old, the young, the dead , the dying. The kind people the rotten ingrates. The lovely ones and the grabby handsy ones. No matter who no matter what I give 150% to help. It’s so hard.everything hurts from my soul to my legs I see so much sadness so much tragedy so much pathos. I had a terribly difficult night. I need to get up and start my day. It’s hard . #notjustcovid #COVID #Sadness #tragedy #humanity #Caregiving #HealthCare #respiratorytherapy


Why should i still want to live in this world? :/ #

I am currently in the start-up phase of a business. My goal is to earn money. In the past, my goal was to create something that could help people and humanity. I don't want to get rich in a world where I know there is so much misery and no one can do anything about it. IT must work the WHOLE humanity to find solutions for a better life and a better earth!!!! But exactly that will never happen! there is no humanity felt, there are only countries, money, corporations, politics, and profit.

I have informed myself for days for several hours and thought up a lot of things that do not yet exist. These ideas also carefully examined and more and more I came across projects or generally ingenious ideas that could help the whole world and also help climate change. The sad thing about all this is that there is a lack of money and I also regularly watch documentaries on all kinds of topics. This has moved me so much inside that I have no hope now. That I can't help the world, what's the point of organizing a climate strike or living vegan. When money rules the world. We as ordinary people can improve on the products we buy etc. but we can not control whether the waste is poured into the sea. Or that the companies build their products in such a way that it is no longer about the long life of products, but about new purchases. This becomes clearer and clearer to me and it also shows me that the government unfortunately does nothing. And all those who want to do something, have visions, etc. very often lack the money to implement it and you are only asked by investors whether it makes a profit, how much and when.The future will look very bleak in my opinion. Unfortunately, I can not live as if everything is good, I can not just look at my house and think: oh well I'm fine I have money and everything! I no longer want to live in this WORLD.

I wish all who have read this all the best. I do not wish anyone this realization that I have made to the extent. It would only be sadness, hopelessness and rage associated with it.

#World #future

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More than machinery we need humanity. #humanity #Faith #Hope #Love

I'm here! In a parallel universe and seems to be on another planet. In a place where time stood still, people were replaced by bots with the same algorithm. The scientific discoveries of the world were invented by science fiction writers. Religion provides answers to all questions of morality.
The constant feeling of anxiety to lose oneself, the fear of merging into a faceless mass humbly repeating the same cycle.
Only Hope that behind the ice garrison people are full of aspirations for life, participating in the race for the right to be called humanity.


Worldwide pain and secondary trauma #

I have been feeling emotional across the spectrum, overwhelmed, isolated, incapable, and acting out of fear and discomfort. I am trying to learn how to connect with and support those suffering greatly now without taking on their pain and seeing my mental wellness spiral to its deepest lows. I think we all know pain. How it shows up may be different, but it is there nonetheless. Can we acknowledge how overwhelming just every single thing is, step back and breathe, and show compassion to ourselves right now? Can we show compassion for those in crisis that have also harmed us? How do we amplify our love for community and humanity? #Trauma #mentalwellness #Depression #Anxiety #EmotionalFirstaidFit #Love #compassion #humanity #COVID19 #Fear #Healing