The recent events in Charlottesville, VA and actions on subsequent days compel me to share my position on diversity. AllConcussion.com and HerConcussion.com focus on helping people with concussions through their recovery journey. Because of my own experience with concussion, I've strived to provide needed information and focus on advocacy to raise awareness of issues and needs. While I mostly stepped back from this work in January 2017 and turned off much of my content, I have continued some work periodically. The overall goals remain unchanged.
Concussions are disabling brain injuries. They occur for those of all ages and all genders and result from many types of injuries. Sports, car accidents, assaults, falls - there are many causes of TBI. No matter the cause, however, there's a common thread: concussions are life-changing and disabling.
With that in mind, I fully support diversity and inclusion, particularly for those who are disabled. I emphatically renounce hate, racism, bigotry, and exclusion.
August 18, 2017