#Iamsomeone

I am someone.

I am #HighRiskCovid19. This is a very scary place to be in the world right now. Luckily thanks to the efforts of millions of people I don’t even know, I can feel relatively ‘safe’ hidden away in my home. For that I will be forever grateful.

Thank you for taking the time to be there for me, to be there for us. Thank you for figuring out a way to work from home. Right now it’s two weeks we’re asking you to sacrifice. We can figure this out if we work together.

But what if this wasn’t just two weeks? What if this was your life sentence? What if it was a drop in the bucket?

The time to talk is NOW. How would you ask the world to change if you couldn’t go back to your normal job? How can we work together to make our society better? I’m going to share my story. Not because I really want to but because it is important for people to understand where I’m coming from. It is something I posted a few weeks ago which was meant for others grappling with chronic pain, not the masses. It outlines my condition, my medication and how I deal with it. However – if it opens the eyes of just one employer, just one more business to create remote job positions – then I share it freely with the world in hopes of change.

Please, while everyone is sitting on the cusp – wondering when you can get back to work, where the money will come from, how you will get by – Remember – this too shall pass.

It won’t pass for everyone though.

You know someone that this will not pass for. I AM SOMEONE. You know me, or someone like me. Someone you want to help but don’t know how. This is it folks. This is how you help. Change society while society can see the issues. Stand united for accessibility. Stand united for home care givers. Stand untied for flexibility for people with small children. Change the restrictions society has placed on remote work that offers a livable wage. The time to talk is now. Share your story.

MY STORY

#Iamsomeone I am #HighRiskCovid19

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