Who are we? We’re just like everyone else, but we have a vision for a world where everyone is equal.
People with disabilities are often challenged when it comes to fitting in. Its important to understand that they are disabled because of the world around them. It’s because of the physical barriers disabled people face.
It’s not acceptable because these people are just like us – they deserve love, compassion and opportunities as much as anyone else.
Here at BeingPurple, we want to make sure that everyone, regardless of who they are or what they live with, can get the support, respect and opportunities they deserve.
We choose to use the colour purple to reflect this – purple is the colour of disability and we feel it reflects our stance on inclusion for people with disabilities.
We have seen people with disabilities struggle on a regular basis because of the physical barriers around us. This is driving an unconscious exclusion in our society.
It can be so frustrating and upsetting to be labelled as different or less than everyone else for something outside of your control. No one asked to have a disability that affected their lives, yet they are being shunned.
Why is that fair? How is that right? We don’t think it is.
Ultimately, we’re committed to changing this. It’s not okay that anyone is treated differently because they’re not the same. A disability of any kind isn’t a reason to set anyone apart from everyone else. They should feel included and supported.
What we strive to do is simple. We want to create a world where everyone, including people with disabilities, are free to be happy and accepted by the world. What we’re here to do right now is to educate people on inclusion and acceptance. All the resources here are for people to use to learn how to treat others with kindness!
There’s no big secret to making a positive change today. All you need to do is to be kind and supportive to people with disabilities wherever you can. If you can do that, then you’ll soon see that it has a ripple effect, encouraging others.
If you’re passionate about inclusivity or merely curious, then this is the place to join the fight for kindness, love and level playing field. Kids, teachers, grown-ups, people who have a voice – you’re all welcome here. We all can do our part to make a difference.
Human compassion shouldn’t be given on condition. It’s a basic thing that everyone is entitled to. People with disabilities deserves respect as much as anyone else in day-to-day life. We hope that one day, everyone can feel like they’re being supported and accepted.