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People with disabilities to share their stories online during monthly campaign

#EverydayPower aims to break disability stereotypes

More than two dozen people with disabilities will be featured online this month in a new social media campaign aimed at raising awareness and challenging disability stereotypes.

“Everyday Power” was launched Monday by the Coalition of Persons with Disabilities.

Each day this month, selected #EverydayPower video and photo stories from the publicly submitted submissions will be featured on the coalition’s Facebook Page, Twitter and YouTube.

Each of the video stories will provide a short, poignant snapshot of a positive aspect of everyday life for persons with disabilities.

“In doing so, they will share their experiences, break disability stereotypes, show their personal power and help build more inclusive communities,” a news release from the coalition stated Monday.

A weekly prize draw will be made.

All contest qualifiers have already been entered into the prize draw and the deadline has passed. However, people can still participate and share their stories throughout the month.

Members of the public who follow can also join in the conversation and share photos, videos and commentary of their own. Use the #EverydayPower hashtag to join the conversation.

The #EverydayPower finale and the grand prize draw will take place Monday, Dec. 4, on the heels of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

The campaign’s launch video, Carter’s Story, as well as more #EverydayPower posts, news, featured videos and prize draw announcements between Monday and Dec. 4 can be seen on the coalition’s YouTube channel, Facebook Page and Twitter page.

For more details on Everyday Power, including a list of the prizes and sponsors, visit www.codnl.ca/everydaypower.

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