I'm black with white parents. I also have Cerebral Palsy. #ConstantlyPositive AMA!
I've seen AMAs by people with these traits before, but not yet from one person. I have Cerebral Palsy, my parents are white, I'm a college graduate with AD/HD, I'm a Christian rapper and beginner stand-up comedian. I have a positive outlook on life though society thinks I have so many reasons not to. That's why I'm so interested in suicide prevention; I want to use my story as a way to encourage others to keep living no matter what. Cerebral Palsy ➡#ConstantlyPositive. It started out as a song lyric that I put on a t-shirt back in September of 2014 and I officially launched the project on July 24th.
Sorry for the confusion, I'm adopted. I've been with them since I was 6 days old, actually adopted at age 7. My family is my family and always has been. So I kinda glossed over that 'tiny' detail.
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I know the AMA has significantly died down, but while it's still in the top part of /r/IAmA, I wanted to add some things more related to my personality deeper than being black, adopted by (happy now?) white parents, and having Cerebral Palsy.
Why suicide prevention? * I'm a people person. I've always enjoyed meeting new people. Even if it's just for a few minutes, I love pulling a "Merch Table Garret Rapp" and simply listening to their stories, their struggles, and their joys. Even if I don't get to put a word in. Another part of that, suicide affects everyone. Being such a people person, some of the people I've lost are those I missed out on getting to know. In addition to missing them, I, along with everyone else they know, are missing out on them. Even without my 'making the best of a bad situation' story, I love people.
Hobbies/Interests: * Meeting new friends * Going to metal shows (current source for my 'meeting new friends' addiction) * Being a rapper at said shows (Usually not the only one, which is cool) * Web/Graphic Design (Novice and Noob, respectively) * Alliteration * Puns * Dad jokes (I'm in no way ready to have kids, my sense of humor is!) * Somewhat more than casual gaming Reference * High School and College basketball (My dad and brother are coaches, and I've got a pretty sweet one-handed three-pointer myself)
Man, I didn't know what this AMA could turn into, and it's been beyond amazing. Started at 9 pm local time, it's 2:30 am now. Not sure How much longer I'll stay up doing this, but I'll try and field some more questions tomorrow. If you'd like to keep in touch, here's all of the information:
Now through 9/25 (9/29 at the latest) 80% of profits from tees, tanks, and wristbands, will be donated to Hope for the Day.
I went bed for a few hours and was informed that this made the front page! WHOA! Thank you so much! Some people have been asking where they can find my music... Right now I only have 1 public song, it's called "A Letter to Live." I wrote it specifically for Constantly Positive to talk about my depression and encourage people to find their reason to carry on. No matter what.
80% of the proceeds from song downloads are also going to Hope for the Day.
Psalm 71:14 - "As for me, I will always have HOPE..."