We all have stories to tell – it’s part of our DNA, passed down from the beginning of humankind. Stories have been called “the connective tissue of the human race.” At the Sibling Leadership Network (SLN), we think about stories and the role they play in our lives a lot.
By telling us your story, you can help bring us closer together as a network and promote SLN core values and mission.
To mark the occasion of National Siblings Day on April 10, the SLN wants to collect your stories to promote the SLN core values:
- Individuals with disabilities have the same rights as all members of society to dignity, respect and the opportunity to grow and to be productive members of their communities.
- Siblings of individuals with disabilities can have a powerful, positive impact on their siblings’ experiences, and are uniquely positioned to help ensure their present and future care in partnership with service organizations and government.
- In promoting the rights of our brothers and sisters, and of all individuals with disabilities, we are committed to advocating for policies and services that meet their needs.
- Siblings can be of great support to one another to enhance both our lives and the lives of our siblings.
How do your stories reflect the values above? Your story can help solidify the work of the SLN because your stories have the power to build understanding. They may also have the ability to make you jump for joy! The key to story-telling is knowing that values inspire action through human emotion.
Check out sibling stories at http://siblingleadership.org/get-involved/sibling-stories/ and thank you for joining in this SLN Core Value storytelling initiative for National Siblings Day! Your story has power. The power to inspire. The power to energize, and the power to move people to action.
Please send your SLN Core Values story to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send a photo of you and your sibling(s) if you are willing. We will follow up seeking rights to share and publish. Thank you!