Looking back now I realize there just weren’t enough books with a disabled protagonist having daring adventures. This is something that needs to change. Everyone deserves to see someone like them in a story or achieving something great. Representation matters, because magical things happen when we see ourselves in a book, film, or stadium, or on a stage, even if that magical thing is realizing that we are all of value. That we all have a place in the world, and that we are enough, just as we are.
We all have the power to shine our own light. Everyone deserves to live in an inclusive and accessible world and feel like they belong. A world that embraces difference rather than tries to hide it, and a world where every person’s story is valid.