Theo Rossi, known best to us Sons of Anarchy fans through his role as Juan Carlos “Juice” Ortiz is spearheading a very important movement, in which he’s aptly named #RightToBeMe. This movement calls for support to those who suffer from intellectual disabilities, with the hope that they will someday be accepted for who they are, and not looked at just for their differences.
His message? We all need to be more accepting – have more compassion for each other and embrace our differences. That sounds a lot like what we can get behind. He tells People Magazine, in a March 2016 interview,
“Our differences are what sets us apart and makes us exceptional.”
Honestly, he is right. During his work with A Very Special Place, a non-profit agency that has served those with intellectual disabilities for over four decades, he noticed just how often those in the community are often misunderstood, and was compelled to see that change.
In the Press Release below, Theo says,
“These men and women also have the right to be happy, employed, in love, sad, a friend and much more…”
Check out the video, and tell us in the comments how proud of Theo you are for standing up for those who need it the most. What do you plan on doing yourself to support #RightToBeMe?