When I was at SABAH Inc Celebration on Ice last week, an amazing young woman introduced herself and showed me her tattoo. I asked her to tell me why she chose the Embrace The Difference symbol as a tattoo. Here’s what she said.
I just first wanted to say that I find your jewelry absolutely gorgeous and your passion behind it even more inspiring. When my aunt first told me about this symbol and the meaning behind it, I fell in love. Ever since I was seven years old I have been volunteering with SABAH and found my passion with helping people with disabilities. I am not going to say that now I do not see a difference with people with disabilities, but I do exactly what this symbol stands for. I embrace it. Every person has something unique about them and instead of pushing them away or hiding them I think we should accept them and be proud of every detail. Embrace the Difference is more than just beautiful jewelry, it’s proving we are all connected no matter what the circumstances are. I got this tattoo because it reminds me every day of the kind of person I want to be, accepting. My favorite thing is when someone asks me about my tattoo and I get to explain the name and the meaning behind it. Every response I have ever gotten is either “wow that’s incredible” or “I love it, where could I buy one?”. This tattoo means more to me than just some ink or a saying I like. It’s a way of living I want to continue for the rest of my life. Thank you so much for inspiring me and so many others! God bless!