Celebrating and Embracing Difference
I would like to open today's post with a statement:
THANK GOD WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT!
The 3rd of December is International Day of Disabled Persons and a huge shout out to everyone who has to daily face the challenges of living in a world where much of it is geared around everyone being able to walk, talk, see and hear and ... think and react in a set way.
Right throughout history so many artists were disabled and used their courage and passion to express their view of the world with dramatic creative results.
My favourite disabled artist would have to be Frida Kahlo whom I have written on many times.
And then of course we have Vincent van Gogh - also another firm favourite of the AnArt4Life followers and subscribers.
We have the superb works of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec...
And please read Julie's post on Benjamin Russo, a nine year old American boy who shows how he has turned a disability into a unique advantage!
You can check out more about recognising the International Day of People with Disabilities by clicking here and here.