"Over a year ago I met Dani at the 'Glee Project' callbacks. We connected in a way I have never connected with anyone in my life. It was never about gender or my wheelchair or the number of YouTube hits. It was always about the feeling that I felt when I was around her," Ali writes in her blog about the video. "I'll be very honest, when Dani had the idea to make the video I was nervous. I worried that this was another way for someone to put me in a box. Then I realized I felt even stronger knowing this is another way to help people see beyond the box! We are so much more than the categories we place ourselves in. I have never just wanted to be labeled 'the girl in the wheelchair' so I was scared that this would be another opportunity for someone to label me. I know that I am more than that. I've never let labels define who I am. I never expected to meet Dani and fall in love, and I especially never expected that I would want to share it with the world. Here I am. I couldn't be more proud to share my love with all of you. No matter who you are. No matter what you think is or isn't possible I am telling you that life's surprises are the best gifts! I never thought I could have it all. It didn't seem possible. I can say now, I feel like I got my fairytale."
My only (very minor) complaint about this video? I wanted to hear Ali sing in it! But the good news is, a Dani/Ali duet will be included on Dani's One: The Winter EP. Available December 18, the EP is available for pre-order at www.danishay.com now.
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