Today’s Tech Tuesday post will be a little different. I want to share with you a question that was asked during my interview on Thursday as part of the Miss NJ 2013 competition.
“My father has severe hearing loss, and must wear hearing aids as well. He doesn’t classify himself as disabled. Is that wrong?”
I remember smiling at that question because it became instantaneously one of my favorite questions in the history of interviews I’ve done. And I remember my exact answer…
Absolutely not. It is entirely up to the individual how they want to be classified and what they feel comfortable identifying with. I personally identify myself as someone who is hearing impaired, someone who is disabled. However, I don’t let my disability debilitate me or become my obstacle in any way.
3 x 10 back squats (at 90 lbs)
10 x 10 —
Kettlebell lunges each side (with 49 lbs)
My time: 35:15
How I’m feeling: wobbly but on top of the world. Overcome obstacles for the win!
Owner of Crossfit Toybox wants to do a fundraiser for either autism or cancer. Guess who he enlisted to help!!
SNEAK PEEK! Until the official photos come out from Richard Krauss, Official Photographer of Miss NJ
Made for me by a student in Atlantic Cape Community College Academy of Culinary Arts