MEP Katrin Langensiepen

“I speak for many people with disabilities who are not able to raise their voices. When other colleagues in the European Parliament see you they start seeing ​the importance of our issues, and they take you seriously. It gives you the space to say: “Okay I am here”, the only one, and that is not positive, but you have the power. People listen to your voice; you can motivate other women and girls with disabilities to think. It is not forcibly spoken, but if you are a politician in a government or a parliament, you can really change something that makes a difference for persons with disabilities or women. And if we don’t want others talking about us, we have to go outside and talk for ourselves.”