He extended an open invitation to me, if I ever wanted to make a comeback.
A month ago I took Wayde up on his offer. And, Saturday at 8 p.m. at Zesty’s in the west end, I think the time is right. For a couple of reasons.
We need to laugh more, I think. We live in a world where there isn’t a lot to laugh at. But we need to laugh.
Second — and the biggest factor — is I am scared, honestly, of how Albertans with disabilities are being seen by our government as, honestly, burdens and expenses … rather than resources and taxpayers.
The only way I think systemic change will become a reality is through people with disabilities seen as equal citizens … to be included.
I am obligated to help achieve that. It is my new mission.
Is it magic? Probably not. But can laughter open doors? Absolutely.