We have a dream. We want success. We want to share our messages with the world.
Interaction in social Media, publishing a book, participating in art challenges, doing interviews, sponsoring kid entrepreneur auctions, speaking at workshops related to entrepreneurship and disabilities and making plans for the future is a must. Putting it all in perspective, there is always room for more. We want more!!
We are in baby steps with the entrepreneurship stage. It is a very meaningful one. A solid foundation is being built. We are doing adaptive entrepreneurship – why? Because Rainbow Mosho has autism and she’s 12 years old. What may be smoother for other parents as they help their pre-teens handle a business plan, sales, projections, utilizing a variety of apps and tools, for us it takes longer. Why? Because it has to be explained differently, taking detours, it is not always in a straight line. And that is fine. I understand that. And that explains why I am starting now and not when she’s 16 or 18.
And that is why I reach out to anyone who wants to listen and I explain the importance of giving opportunities to individuals with disabilities.
In this case, for us to fulfill Rainbow’s next dream, we need to find that one gallery or organization, with mighty reach, who sees the big picture, who is ready to embark on an unequaled adventure opening the doors to the marvelousness of being different.
I know my daughter in many situations is regarded as different. She knows this as well. But as she says: “That’s me. I am wonderful the way I am. I create from my heart. The differences should not stop anyone from creating opportunity for people like me. The issue here is not that I am different, what matters here is my creativity and that should be prioritized.”
And here goes our note to ourselves for the future:
Keep sending as many emails as you can.
Keep supporting Rainbow in her creative endeavors.
Keep reaching for the stars.
Keep breaking barriers.
Keep creating opportunity for others.
Keep sharing your stories.
Keep living life to the fullest.
Keep fighting fear.
As of November 18, 2020, less than 10% of the art exhibited in all major museums around the world represent true portrayals, first person stories of individuals with disabilities. We will do all we can to eliminate the barriers keeping outside of major museums the art created by individuals with disabilities.
Read this article – love the quote from Jo Verrent, senior producer at Unlimited at the end!
‘Ultimately, I think it’s down to people and power. I don’t think there is
a sense of urgency around this issue within
the visual arts and that, for me, is a problem.’
Interesting articles below – covering similar issues I raise/organizations supporting artists with disabilities –