Celebrating Disability Pride Month: Embracing Diversity and Empowering Inclusion

By : Burr Purnell


In the month of July, we join together to celebrate Disability Pride Month, a dedicated time to honor and support individuals living with physical and mental disabilities. It allows us to acknowledge their unique experiences, challenges, and triumphs. Today, let’s stand together as allies. As a member of the disability community and someone whose life has been touched by dyslexia, I extend my love, acceptance, and solidarity to all individuals facing disabilities, including many of my family members. Together, we can foster a society that truly values diversity and inclusivity.


A Company’s Commitment to the Disability Community:

As we celebrate Disability Pride Month, it is crucial to highlight the efforts made by companies and organizations in supporting individuals with disabilities. VidMob recognizes the utmost importance of inclusivity and equality. Through VidMob Gives, our company’s foundation, we actively support the nonprofit Rett Syndrome Research Trust. Rett syndrome, a rare genetic mutation affecting brain development in girls, deserves our attention and assistance. By aligning our efforts with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goals 4 and 10, we are contributing to building a more inclusive and equitable world.


The Power of Solidarity:

Solidarity serves as a driving force behind progress and change. By standing together, we can break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and create a society that fully embraces the unique abilities of every individual. Being diagnosed with dyslexia at 42, I understand firsthand the challenges individuals face. However, I also recognize the incredible resilience and strength that resides within each person living with a disability. Our collective journey towards acceptance and inclusion gains greater strength when we walk hand in hand, sharing our stories and supporting one another.


Education: The Key to Empowerment

Goal 4 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals emphasizes the crucial role of inclusive and equitable quality education for all. It is through education that we can empower individuals with disabilities, providing them with the necessary tools and opportunities to thrive. By eliminating gender disparities in education and ensuring equal access at all levels, we can foster a society that genuinely values the unique contributions of every individual.


Reducing Inequality and Promoting Inclusion:

Goal 10 of the UN SDGs complements Goal 4 by striving to reduce inequality within and among countries. It focuses on empowering and promoting the social, economic, and political inclusion of all individuals, including those with disabilities. By breaking down barriers, advocating for equal opportunities, and creating inclusive environments, we can foster a society where every person, regardless of their abilities, can fully participate and contribute.


Disability Pride Month is a time for celebration, reflection, and action. Let us, as individuals and corporations, honor the diverse experiences and incredible resilience of people living with disabilities. Together, we can work towards a more inclusive and accepting society where every person’s unique abilities are recognized and valued. As we stand in solidarity, let us continue to support organizations and initiatives that promote education, reduce inequality, and empower individuals with disabilities. By doing so, we can create a world that embraces diversity and ensures equal opportunities for all.