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Hello, my name is Simi! I'm a 20-year-old permanent wheelchair-user looking to make some friends :)

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_Simi_ Community member Posts: 1 Listener
As I said, my name is Simi. I am a Disabled, Black, and queer 20-year-old. I've been a permanent wheelchair-user since I was 14 and a very proud one! I love myself completely just the way that I am and wouldn't change for the world. That's why the Disability pride flag is my profile picture. My Disability also affects my wrists and my fingers so I type, draw, and write with a pen in my mouth. I'm currently typing this out with a pen in my mouth. I'm a blogger and Disability activist. I specifically speak out against ableism. What do you do?  

Anyway, I've just moved to England from the Netherlands although I was born here so I'd love to make some new friends. I don't really have any yet. I'm also here to share the joy of Disability culture, heritage, history, and pride and to start some discussions about it because it's something I'd love to discuss with other Disabled people. I'll probably write a discussion post about it this weekend. For now, introduce yourself and let's be friends! 

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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 52,574 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi  @_Simi_ welcome to scopes forum. 
    Here is a great place to make virtual friends, 
    There are lots of conversations for you to join in with, also some games if you fancy it. 
     Thankyou for telling us about yourself, you sound a very possitve  person. 
    I look forward to the discussion on the weekend that your going to write.
    Hope to see you joining in.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @_Simi_

    Welcome to the community! :) I can't wait to see you interact in our Coffee Lounge. It's where we have general debates, get to know each other and play games. 

    I'd love to see some of your drawings! We have a thread called KaleidoScope: Our own gallery for members' art work, crafts and photographs where lots of community members shares their creations :) 

    Hannah - She / Her

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello and welcome from me too @_Simi_ it's great to have you join the community :) How are you finding things? 

    I'm really looking forward to reading your post on the joy of disability culture, as and when you write it!

    Have you ever seen the documentary Crip Camp on Netflix? It's a really interesting look at the history of disability rights in America. I didn't know a great deal about it being from the UK, but so glad I do now. I recommend it if you haven't watched before.
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