As part of the 31 for 21 challenge, every Wednesday during October I am celebrating an unreasonable Canadian who has inspired me with their courage and vision—through their writing or their advocacy for a world where all are welcome, and safe! Today I celebrate Judith Snow.
Judith is so unreasonable, she dared to break out of a long-term chronic care institution with the help of a group of friends that evolved into a unique circle of support known as the Joshua Committee, and went on to pave the way for individualized funding for attendant care, get an MA, advocate for inclusion and change, teach and mentor families and individuals to name and reach their dreams of living in community, have a play written about her, go kayaking, become a visual artist, and in her most recent incarnation, start a unique visual arts program called Laser Eagles.
Find out more about Judith by reading any of her provocative and insightful writing. What she is saying is so simple (listen) and radical (listen with your full attention).