So a year ago today, we started Two Feet Below in the hopes of teaching people about us and our lives living crip hoping we could help people along the way from our experiences. On the same note, we wanted to learn about others’ cripnesses and people in general.
If you’ve been with us from the beginning, this’ll be a refresher. If you’re just joining us on this journey, here’re our definitions of being a HANDICAPPED, DISABLED, or CRIP:
HANDICAPPED-These people are the ‘pity me’, live off the government tip crip. They are butt hurt easily, and don’t want to talk about their cripness under any circumstances. They might be a young born crip, but I find that they’re the crip that got themselves put there from something stupid they did in the able-bodied life. Some were from occurrences that were outside their control, and I feel bad for them and want to help them. But, most of these are the former…and, I want to throat punch these people.
DISABLED-PC term. These people may or may not have accepted their cripness, they may or may not live off the government tip, and may or may not get butt hurt easily. These people you have to walk on eggshells around. Some days, they might be willing to answer questions, some days, you might be told to go to hell…it’s a crapshoot.
Then, there’s Joey and me...
We’re the CRIP. They know their limitations, and have accepted their cripness, and run with it. The name of the game is adapting. Joey and I live by the quote from the awesome, awesome film Rocky Balboa (2006): “It’s not how hard you hit, but how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward.” Their lives are open books. They rather be asked questions than stared at...yes, people do still do stare…and, it’s not just kids. We know you’re fam or friend when you feel comfortable calling us crip.
In the last year, we’ve gotten shirts made with the Two Feet Below logo for you guys to get if you want to represent…yes, we want to get out to as many people as we can with our brand. We’ve also released a poetry book as well as a couple books individually…all of which we’ve got links on the right side of the site.
Also, on the right side of the site, we’ve got a drop-down translator if you feel more comfortable reading in another language. We don’t want to leave anybody out. That’d defeat the message of the site.
This year, we’re going to work on making more swag and vlogs to share with you guys as well as getting more involved in the community. Given that, we know we’re going to need sponsors, so we’re working on getting a letter ready.
Of course, we’re not perfect, but we hope we keep you guys coming back. We know not everybody’s going to dig everything we put out. It’s OK, we understand. Understand, we’re not going to do stupid shit to get numbers. It’s always real talk here, always coming from the heart.
I’m sure I’m missing something. Joey’ll fill in the blanks.
Just know, I love everyone of you guys, and thanks for making Two Feet Below’s first year so kick ass.
Be good to each other.
Hey, guys. So, Jason pretty much covered anything I would have said-I like these joint posts-but I do want to wish all you beautiful, January babes a very, Happy Birthday!! My dad and Zoopoo (grandpa on dad’s side) are also January.
We’ve got great plans, and we wish all of you many blessings this, and every, year.