The Meaning of a Sister

“A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite.” – Elizabeth Fishel

Sunday was #NationalSisterDay!!. For all of those who are sisters, give yourself a pat on the back. I took the day to reflect on how important it is being a big sister, an example and a supporter. A sister is an individual that his always there for here sibling(s), she can be relied on and is always there no matter what.

I am an older sister to two amazing sisters that I adore and would do anything for.

A few years ago, I wrote a dedication post to my baby sister, where I shared her story to bring awareness about young black girls who suffer from Cerebral Palsy.

I have watched my sister grow to becoming an amazing teenager and a young women who sees what life has to offer. Every time I see my baby sister, I learn something new and it makes me fight every harder to bring awareness to the disability community. It was not until I lost my vision that I learned how much harder I needed to fight to be an advocate for myself and my sister. Sometimes certain circumstances arise in our lives for us to be able to help those who are around us. Being a women with a disability and having a sister with a disability, its not that easy to navigate through every day life. Some days are better than others. As my sister went through her transitional periods, I saw how she struggled to try and do the best that she could and never gave up. She made sure she pushed through to check off another achievement on her list.

I commend my baby sister for a job well done and continuous effort to excel in everything that she does. Every day she beats the barber of being a young black girl with Cerebral Palsy and a disability. I will continue to advocate for those in todays society who suffer disability. And a sister, it is my right.

I will do anything it is for my sisters to see them achieve the goals they have set for themselves. Everyday in my book is sister day no matter what!

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