In September, a very smart man named Dan Savage started a campaign called “It Gets Better.” Savage wanted to show young gay and lesbian individuals that life will get better for them. Through the project, gays and lesbians create videos to tell the young generation that it does better, that they will be okay.
What a great idea, I thought, I think I’ll borrow it.
So, in honor of National Family Caregivers Month (November), I’m asking all former family caregivers (Godspeed Caregivers) to record a video for today’s family caregivers which shares the simple message: I’m okay and you will be, too.
If you are a former family caregiver and would like to share a video, simply upload a video to YouTube and then send me an email with the link. Your video should be under 15 minutes in length and include details of your story, what you learned because of your caregiving experience and why you’re okay now. Title your video “You’ll Be Okay: Your Name, Your City” (for example, my video is called “You’ll Be Okay: Denise Brown, Chicago”). We’ll share these videos on our YouTube channel as well as here, on Caregiving.com.
I’ve recorded a video, which you can watch, below.
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- Tell Us: Do You Call Yourself “Victim”? (caregiving.com)
- Is Caregiving a Secret in Our Communities? (caregiving.com)