Radiating Sunshine: Spread the Word to End the Word {Giveaway}

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Spread the Word to End the Word {Giveaway}

Today is a special day! Yes, it is hump day but, also its Spread the Word to End the Word. So, what does that mean? 

Basically, all around the United States thousands of individuals have pledged to stop using the 'R-word'. This is to show respect to those with intellectual disabilities and their families and to also promote inclusion for all. 

The R-word has a huge impact and unfortunately over the years it has become a part of our vernacular. Actor, John C. McGinley wrote a beautiful article on Huffington Post that really captures the impact of using the 'R-Word', check it out here. This is such an important cause and I challenge all of you to pledge with this campaign to stop using the 'R-word' and to tell your friends about it. 

Win one of these fabulous shirts for a great cause and take the pledge!
If you've followed this blog for awhile, you'll know that this is one of my favorite causes. I'm truly passionate about equality and the need for inclusion. I have loved working with great organizations like Best Buddies, Special Olympics, and L'Arche throughout my time in college.

The students I have worked with have taught me so much about life. They inspire me to work hard and never stop pursuing my dreams. They inspire me to not label other people and to not let labels hold you back. They are truly some of the kindest kids I've ever met and it is an honor to call them, friends.


Join me and thousands of others in pledging to Spread the Word to End the Word and
enjoy this little giveaway to win a free shirt that you see above! Inclusion is such an important
thing in this world. Have a wonderful day :) 






10 comments:

  1. Such an awesome thing to do. I want to take the pledge!

    XOXO
    Chelsea
    http://www.anchorsaweighblog.com/

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    1. Chelsea, thanks so much for taking the pledge!

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  2. Great giveaway :) My email is perezashley60@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Ashley! Such a good campaign :)

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  3. My mother is a special ed teacher and I have worked with her students (among organizations like Best Buddies) many times. Genetic differences should not spur hatred or prejudice.

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    1. Couldn't agree more Raewyn! It makes me so angry that people can be so mean. Thanks for the comment :)

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  4. what an amazing campaign! My mom works as a paraprofessional in a special ed class and when I asked her she has never heard of it either! That word has always bothered me, I dont know where it started... but something about the way people just throw it around, I can't stand it. I even will correct people and ask them... now please tell me how that word fits what you are doing ... at all.

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    1. Ashley, totally true! But, seriously it drives me crazy too. Thanks for the thoughtful comment :)

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