The Everyday Movement branched off of a personal movement I established, “Everyday Shennea”. A self-proclaimed movement that was developed after I lost my ability to use my legs and started my journey towards relearning to walk. “Everyday Shennea” started as a way to challenge myself to push past my perceived limits, to live every day in a way that leads me toward living a life uninhibited by fear and self-doubt.
As I began to embody my personal movement more and more, it ignited an urge to travel. It also uncovered a passion for sharing my journey and promoting "disability"* awareness. With this, I realized that I wanted to use the movement as a means to, not only empower myself, but to empower others, while spreading awareness of those living with physical abilities that are not typical, but just as capable.
Currently, facing another surgery that can leave me paralyzed.(more on that later)
My goal is to combine all aspects and travel North America in a converted short-bus, christened the “Movement Mobile”, meeting individuals and sharing experiences, adventures and stories. This will be a hands-on approach to not only empower myself and others but to also spread “disability”* awareness, through sharing an experience.
I am setting out on a quest to meet others around the country (eventually the world), who are somewhat unaware of the adaptive community, and challenge them to start confronting their own fears, insecurities or putting forth the steps to accomplishing something they have always wanted to do. I am open to doing anything, including , but not limited to: outdoor adventures/activities, art and performing, recreational activities, volunteering and community building or just sharing stories while preparing /sharing a meal.
With this, I am wanting to spread awareness by not only speaking to people, but by experiencing a piece of life with them. I believe that if we share a vulnerable and/or empowering moment, with someone who is perceived to be physically different, it will reveal just how capable we all are of pushing past our perceived limits and starting our own personal movement.
We are all attempting to grow and learn to navigate a world that can be incredibly unforgiving. And I believe no one should live a life of fear or insecurity, regardless of your level of ability.