“To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu
Disability.gov has announced its first-ever “Stories of Strength” contest, asking people to submit their stories for a chance to be featured as a Disability.Blog guest blogger on Mother’s Day, May 8th. Stories can be humorous, inspirational, thought-provoking or just simply memorable – but they should answer the question, “What Quality Makes Your Mom Strong?”
- Be between 500 and 1,000 words.
- Use person-first language (i.e. “people with disabilities” rather than “disabled people.”)
Keep in mind that we cannot post any story that contains:
- Vulgar or abusive language or discrimination (hate speech) based on race, sex, gender, religion, national origin, age or disability;
- Endorsements of commercial services or products;
- Endorsements of religious beliefs/practices or political parties, candidates or groups;
- Any content or links intended to influence (lobby) our readers, a Member of Congress or government official on legislation or appropriation.
Applicants are asked to submit their story with the subject line “Stories of Strength” to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 3, 2011.
Disability.gov reserves the right to edit the winning story prior to posting it on Disability.Blog. Stories that are submitted anonymously will not be considered. Other than the full name of the winning writer, Disability.gov will not post any personal information (such as an email address) and will remove any such information from guest blogs as necessary.