#ThisIsHowI Campaign Showcases What's Possible

By Brittany Dejean, AbleThrive

Join AbleThrive on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd to celebrate abilities with the #ThisIsHowI campaign. The campaign kicks off on this day and showcases life with a disability to hgihlight what's possible. We encourage people all over the world to take photos and/or 10-20 second videos of the innovations and adaptations in their lives and share them on social media, hashtagging #ThisIsHowI. The goal is to cast the community in the positive light it deserves, and to work to dispel disparaging stereotypes.

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Raise Awareness and Show Off Your Accomplishments with #ThisIsHowI

Need ideas? Try #ThisIsHowI type, use a phone, dance, play with my kids, get dressed, drive a car, drive my wheelchair, garden, fish, play basketball…the possibilities are endless! Each week we'll post a new theme through December and January, so there will be plenty of opportunities to participate and flood social media with the reality of life with a disability, rather than the negative and limiting perceptions we see on mainstream media.

Check out John's clip, "#ThisIsHowI run."

And Zuly's clip, "#ThisIsHowI paint."

And Theresa's clip, "ThisIsHowI get up an escalator."

Ready to make your own? Once it's posted, challenge three of your friends to do the same. Pick something you're eager to show off or a cool trick that you're proud of. Be sure to tag #ThisIsHowI and @AbleThrive on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter.

Global Meet-Ups on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Including Abilities Expo

Which tips and tricks do you want to share with the world? Come join us at the Abilities Expo DC Metro in the Meet Up Zone on Saturday, December 3 from 1:30 – 4:30 pm to kick the campaign off right. This is just one event in a series of AbleThrive global meetups on International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Come meet new people, learn more about the campaign and join in solidarity with people with disabilities and allies around the world! From DC to New York, from Singapore to Sydney, we're partnering with groups and organizations around the world to bring people together and flood social media with positive representations of disability.

AbleThrive is a one-stop platform for people with disabilities and their families to access curated articles, videos, products and services from around the world, so everyone has a chance to thrive. We also share real stories of people living life to the fullest to challenge negative perceptions of disability, and foster an inclusive society. Together, we show what's possible!

Want to be a campaign ambassador or have any other questions? Email thisishowi@ablethrive.com.

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