As part of Disability Pride Week the New Zealand Human Rights Commission is helping raise the voices of disabled New Zealanders by sharing their stories. One in four people in Aotearoa, and for Māori it’s one in three people, live with some kind of disability. As disabled people, we want to live, learn, work and participate in our communities with dignity, and as valued members of society. Disability is one part of us, and when we share that about ourselves and spotlight it in our own words, we can help increase self-acceptance, build community and celebrate how our viewpoints, skills and contributions make the world a better place. Read our stories about disability pride or submit one of your own.
If you’d like to share your story please click here and get in touch with us. You can either submit your own story or talk to someone from the Human Rights Commission’s communications team.