Nowadays, the vast majority of people communicate primarily through social media.
Sending pictures of your kids to friends and relatives so they can enjoy them is customary.
She uses social media like other young mothers, but the feedback on her posts and how her child is treated is very different. However, she has some comments to say.
Natasha, a new mother, is getting used to parenthood. Like many other new mothers, she enjoys sharing pictures of her one-year-old son Raedyn online. But unlike most mothers, she frequently faces harsh online harassment as a result of her son’s appearance.
She posts videos of Raedyn and herself to the popular social media platform TikTok. And she routinely gets requests—if not hundreds of them—to stop posting pictures or videos of her son in the comments area of each post.
But Natasha has a warning for her detractors: “I won’t quit… He is perfect, and just because he looks different doesn’t make him any less so,” she asserts.
She receives so many mails and comments with the subject line “What’s wrong with your child? Why does your child have that appearance?
Young Raedyn was born with Pfeiffer syndrome, which causes limb, face, and skull malformations. Natasha, however, thinks her son is perfect, so she posts videos of him online whenever she gets the chance.
But because people are cruel, she describes some of the common comments she hears, which frequently contain phrases like, “What quality of life will he have?” “Why would you force him to live that way? You are enabling him to lead such a miserable life.
In addition to comments from online trolls, Natasha often gets insults from people in real life. She claims that when she is out in public, strangers approach her and speak to her rudely, asking her things like, “People simply come up to me and rudely ask: ‘what’s wrong with your child? Or, why does your kid have that appearance? That is not the right approach to talk to a person.
She even finds it difficult to be in public because of the endless inquiries she will unavoidably get. She said, “It’s tough to keep explaining my son’s health issues.
She struggles to comprehend the level of interest in her son because of the way he looks. He leads a life similar to every other child, she asserts. Is he a different look? Yes, but that doesn’t diminish him in any way.
“He deserves life, he deserves acceptance—I will fight for that until the day I die,” the speaker continued.
She does not like the concern people have for her, particularly when she is going about her day and suddenly accosted by someone who is “curious” and has questions.
People need to realize that she is just a mother and that her son is still a little child and that his illness does not control their lives, she said.
“My son looks a little bit different, but that doesn’t mean he is just a lesson to give the world,” the worn-out young mother continued. Explaining my son’s health issues to others and repeating the same diagnosis can be mentally and emotionally draining.
We are only a typical family. I hope that one day everyone would accept persons with disabilities and not stereotype them based on their appearance or their limitations.
It is distressing to see that people today are still quick to criticize individuals who are in any way different from them. We can only hope that people will begin to be more considerate and inclusive.
We’re expressing our love to young Raedyn and Natasha. Together with us, send them your warmest regards.