Diversely Human came about when I had an epiphany that I needed to have an outlet for the things in my life that I’m passionate about – Disability and Mental Health. It might seem like an unusual combination, but the two very commonly go hand in hand.
As up and down as life can be, I do always try and keep my sense of humour intact and to that end, I use a bit of humour, a bit of sarcasm and sometimes a bit of swearing to create my new Diversely Humorous range which is maybe not so much disability or mental health related, but life in general related. You know how they say you can either laugh or cry, well, I do both and there ain’t nothing wrong with that!
I’m a wife and Mum to three, and my eldest son has a disability (Down Syndrome). Since he was born, I became not just a Mum but a disability advocate as well. I have and will continue to raise awareness about disability whenever and where ever I can. It’s way past time for people understand that neurodiversity is a beautiful thing. To look past labels and ‘dis’abilities and focus on abilities. Disability and mental health are NOT topics to be tabooed by society. They must be embraced, talked about and in some cases, celebrated! I will advocate for my son and for all people with a disability always. I hope you will too.
#disabilitylife has its ups and downs (pun intended!) and one of the downs is that I battle depression and anxiety. It’s okay to talk about mental health. It’s okay for people to know that you’re not coping. It’s okay to ask for help when you’re not coping. IT’S OKAY TO BE NOT OKAY. I want people to start conversations about mental health. To check in on their friends and loved ones and love them even more on their bad days.
Some of my coping mechanisms for all of this and life, in general, are humour, sarcasm, wine and a bit of swearing. Who am I kidding, a lot of swearing (just ask my family!). I will try to curb that in my designs though 😉
If social media is your thing, then jump on board. I’m on Facebook and Instagram, where I try and keep things real. If I’m having a shitty day, then I’m not going to pretend that life’s all rainbows and unicorns, but if it ever is rainbows and unicorns, I’ll be sure to let you know! 😉🌈🦄
I’ll be adding new designs quite often, so let me firstly thank you for dropping by and secondly, encourage you to visit me every now and then to see what’s new. Happy shopping!
Oh, and by the way, if you have any suggestions or requests for designs or subjects, please feel free to drop me a line. I love coming up with new designs 😍
Thanks for stopping by and supporting a small business changing big stigmas.
Regina – Owner and Founder – Diversely Human