Cape Town – South African DJ Black Coffee has made a powerful public statement about living with his disability. The statement along with a photo was released on Saturday via the local celeb’s Instagram.
For those who might not know, the young musician was involved in a car accident in his youth that left one of his arms paralysed.
In the statement, the DJ said:
“…I decided to put on an arm brace. When I was young after the car accident I use to wear one and being a kid it was hard as kids can be mean so I decided to stop wearing it especially in public. It has taken me so much time to appear like this in public because of my own insecurities but I decided to post this picture not just because for years people had their own versions of my story, I did this for myself.
This is a big step for me personally, being able to walk freely without over thinking is such a great achievement for me and I’m becoming more confident to do it more often. We all have little/big things that we don’t like about ourselves and we often put ourselves down before other people do, I’m personally working towards breaking those chains in my space and I believe with this I’m gonna unlock even more opportunities for myself. Don’t let anything pull you down. Fight for the best version of yourself. I’ve always been tough a person I’d take anything, even inherit other people’s problems and bottle them inside while they eat me up, now as a Father I try to teach my kids not to do the same so I’m learning to not to be strong when I’m not supposed to be, I’m learning to cry and reflect in my own truth and all my faults and I’m trying be better. My dear Brothers it’s ok, it’s ok to cry. Growing up we were often told “indoda ayikhali”.This line has mostly groomed men with no emotions who find it easy to harm other people (emotionally or physically) mostly women. Let’s change this.
Let’s be our Parent’s wildest dreams.It starts with facing ourselves then loving ourselves.
I’m so proud of me.
I love me.”