We are people first before our wants and needs. Even though I didn’t know about my disability or what my needs were, I mattered. It was important I was able to say what I felt. We must talk about the things that matter.
And just because people may have what seems like a happy upbringing, doesn’t mean they won’t struggle with mental health, or have their own set of needs. Even the happiest people will struggle with their emotions, they still have wants and needs.
We must all do more to focus on each other. Where we cope better and others need help, we must do more to put others first. We are people first before our stories ever hit the headlines. It is important we think about others, even if we’re not always in a position to help others first.
As ‘my story’ shows, in a world where we have to find our voice, to be able to speak, or may still have no voice and have to find our voice, we are still people first.