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A New Disabled South

Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at a year old, I have lived with a disability my entire life. But that’s not what compelled me to become an activist. What politicized me around disability was watching America’s healthcare system fail my mother. She was diagnosed with cancer when I was a teenager.…

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For People With Disabilities, Vacationing is Often Anything But!

By Dawn Grabowski Women with disabilities are even more likely to be victims of violence or rape than non-disabled women, and are less likely to be able to obtain police intervention, legal protection, or prophylactic care. With the summer months fast approaching in the Northern Hemisphere, it is again time…

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How I Help People with Disabilities Thrive

By Nain Yuh Nain Yuh's organization leverages evidence-based research to create financial opportunities for families of children with disabilities in Cameroon. “I didn't know caring for my great-grandmother was preparing me for a career working with people with disabilities. But as I grew up, I loved the idea of touching…

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The Representation of People Living With Disabilities Matters

Jaymie Bianca is the Boston fellow for IGNITE, America’s largest and most diverse organization for young women’s political leadership. Sofía Jirau Picture a Victoria’s Secret model. I can imagine the way that person looks in your mind. The brand perpetuated and made ubiquitous unattainable and unhealthy beauty standards for years.…

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Disability Discrimination: Innocent but Blatant

The feeling of separation hurt me; I saw myself as capable, intelligent and equal, and that this odd leg should be a characteristic that was overlooked… To read more visit: Women’s eNews Women’s eNews is a partner of the ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality. For more stories like…

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Cheyenne Leonard- Accessibility Advocate

Cheyenne is a Latina, former Junior Paralympian, actress/model, student, and accessibility advocate from the West Coast. Drawing from her mother’s unyielding support, she began to combat systemic injustices during her youth. When faced with a school district’s discriminatory policy that prevented her from participating in track and field, with the…

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THE AMPLITUDE OF THOUGHT

The Amplitude of Thought is a short documentary film created in The Representation Project’s 2020 Youth Media Academy. Two teens share their struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and reflect on the difference between their experience of living with OCD and how it is represented through popular culture. https://youtu.be/SLV8s5W1v3c A Film by Phoebe…

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