Today's photo prompt is a tough one. I write about my diabetes not so much to advocate... I write mostly to help me deal with all of it. I find that writing things down helps me to process my thoughts and, if chronicling the ups and downs of life with t1d helps someone else who might stumble upon my rambling thoughts? COOL! ...but no, I don't think that my writing counts as advocacy.
This, though? I guess this does:
This is one of the bikes that was stationed outside of the registration table when I participated in the JDRF Ride event last month. I like to think that raising awareness (not to mention raising $$!) counts as advocacy, even if it's small-scale advocacy. I had family members and coworkers supporting me and my team in the event, which definitely raised at least some awareness about type 1 in the people around me.
I like to hope that this was just the first of many opportunities to advocate for funds devoted to research and a cure. This stuff is SO important... (but if you're reading this, then you already know that).
Photo prompts for the rest of the month are on Kerri's Diabetes Month Photo-A-Day blog post!