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April 7, 2021 in Warrior Princess - No Comments
We love our community on social media but……
Sometimes social media can be extremely difficult.
I think its gotten so easy for people just to bellow out their beliefs without consequences on their platforms.
We see people trying to be the “loudest” sometimes for just the sake of being loud.
We see hypocrisy and ignorance being held up in the name of “educating” people.
We see people being shamed and their dignity torn apart in this “cancel” culture.
The other day, an abled bodied person sent me a DM and told me I was “incorrect” in the usage of the word disabled to describe Callie. She informed me I needed to do my research and do a better job with my platform.
Mind you, that’s the term my daughter chose to use.
Mind you, this is OUR platform.
Mind you, her opinion is not our truth.
Mind you, no matter what her intent was, my daughter’s experience and voice as a disabled person will always supersede that of someone who is able bodied.
So….in the spirit of National Limb Loss and Limb Difference month, we are sharing this story.
In the hopes that we can continue to raise up the voices of those with limb loss in the disabled community.
Even though I try my best as Callie’s mama to share her story, ultimately she will have an even more powerful voice than I could ever have.
Her voice matters. Her story matters. Her experiences matter.  We have to stop silencing the voices of the disabled community and start listening to them.
I also hope we can truly look at the intent behind the interactions we have on social media.
I love seeing things like “Tell me more. What’s your perspective on that? Where can I read up on that?”
Those things show a growth mindset, an empathetic nature and a willingness to have an open mind/discussion.
Telling someone to “Go educate themselves” on a life they already live?
Not so much.
As an advocate, you will never hear the words “Educate yourself” coming out of my mouth–because that’s what I’m here for. I’m here to give you a peek into our world, our lives, and our experiences so that you can learn directly from us. I consider that an honor, and as Callie’s mama, I have the privilege of taking on that role with her.
I’m not an expert nor will I ever pretend to be–but I will open our hearts to you and continue to raise up the voices of people like Callie.
Thanks for being here.
Jaime

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by! My name is Jaime! Wife to my better half, James, who is my moon and all of my stars. We are parents to our little warrior princess, Callie Grace. We started this blog to share our journey as we navigate through our crazy beautiful life. Callie is a lower limb amputee and I am a Type One Diabetic. We are hoping to change the face of beauty one step at a time! We hope by sharing our story, you leave with a little bit more inspiration and hope! Thank you so much for stopping by and joining our tribe!

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Hi Y'all! I’m Jaime, a proud working mama, author, girl boss and wifey to an ultra-adorable husband. I am a huge book nerd, I drink coffee like my life depends on it, and run on dry shampoo and Amazon Prime. Leopard print is my favorite color. I am a story teller at heart and this blog is a virtual scrapbook of our crazy beautiful life. I'm a Type One Diabetic and our little warrior princess Callie is a lower limb amputee. By sharing how we’ve chosen to flourish in the garden we’ve been planted in, we hope you can take some small nuggets of hope, inspiration, and laughter. We are so grateful that you’ve found us—welcome to the fam. We embrace our perfectly imperfect lives and don’t let the doctor’s appointments, spreadsheets, speaking engagements, 10th birthday parties to plan, housework or date nights overwhelm us. Those things are just the beautiful reminders of all the blessings in our lives. Read More

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