Short film highlights the importance of daily independence

Have you ever thought about all the little actions you complete every hour that make up your daily independence? From brushing your teeth, to drinking a cup of coffee – we often don’t realize the personal freedom we exercise every minute of our lives. Yet what if that was taken away from us? The video below pushes the viewer to consider how meaningful our little acts of daily independence really are, and how important it is that people with mental disabilities have that sense of independence as well. The short film was created for the 24th edition of Quebec’s Week of Intellectual Disability, and produced by a Canadian organization that works to promote the interests and needs of people with intellectual disabilities, and their families.

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Emily Pate is a third-year student at Seattle University interested in Strategic Communications, learning Spanish, and working with non-profits. Her work for Rooted In Rights is focused on discussing current events in the community of people with disabilities. Her experience previous to Rooted In Rights includes writing broadcasts for KBOO radio in Portland, OR, and managing a neighborhood blog in the Seattle community. In addition to work, Emily enjoys drawing, spending time with her friends and family, and backpacking.