“Creating room for disability in the discussions of equity: microaggressions”, by Jessica Keogh, M. Ed

Jessica Keagh

The intent of this post is to educate, widen your perspective, and begin to make room for disability in equity discussions. Over the past week, I’ve had the privilege to attend a couple of professional development opportunities which focused on equity, resilience, and learning the English language. Each one of these sessions was incredible, and … Continue reading “Creating room for disability in the discussions of equity: microaggressions”, by Jessica Keogh, M. Ed

“The Disability Agenda Could Bring Unity to A Fragmented Society”, by Josie Badger

In senior government class in high school and then in political science in college, I know that I read about the Constitutional Convention and I probably even read some of the Federalist Papers. I memorized the information I needed for the test and moved on (watching Hamilton was like a brand-new story that I had … Continue reading “The Disability Agenda Could Bring Unity to A Fragmented Society”, by Josie Badger

“Redesigning the Employment Narrative”, by Kyann Flint

Kyann Flint

The dawn of the disability rights movement brought forth the entrance of the disability community onto the scene of the rigid modern-day workforce. This work structure was not built with disability in mind. Workers with disabilities had to conform to this structure and ask for accommodations in hopes that they would be accepted rather than … Continue reading “Redesigning the Employment Narrative”, by Kyann Flint

“Intersectionality: Buzzword among activists advocating for diversity and inclusion”, by Karli Jayne Miller

Karli Jayne Miller

Coined by Black scholar and civil rights activist Kimberlé Crenshaw in her 1989 work, “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics”, the term intersectionality refers to the multiple dimensions of discrimination faced by those with multiple marginalized identities. In other words, intersectionality is … Continue reading “Intersectionality: Buzzword among activists advocating for diversity and inclusion”, by Karli Jayne Miller

“Living Breathing Intersectionality” By Whitney A. Ford

Whitney A. Ford

Intersectionality is defined as “the interconnected nature of social organizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage” according to Oxford Languages Dictionary. The intersectionality theory, was developed by Kimberle’ Williams Crenshaw, an African American lawyer, Civil Rights … Continue reading “Living Breathing Intersectionality” By Whitney A. Ford

“Getting ‘old’ is a privilege” By Dr. Josie Badger

Stacey Park and Josie Badger

I toss and turn, trying to find any position to get away from the pain. The compounding years of living with a 90° angle in my back wears in my body. Potential arthritis, hypothyroidism… the list continues to grow. As a person with a disability, our bodies often age faster. I hear people around me … Continue reading “Getting ‘old’ is a privilege” By Dr. Josie Badger

“Pills, Pups, and the Pandemic” By Dr. Rachel Kallem Whitman

Let me start off by saying mental illness and pandemics are friends. Actually, not just friends, best friends, who share the same passion: making people sick. COVID-19 is threatening and devastating the health and livelihood of so many people. We’re not just wrestling with boredom and demands for bangs, we’re straddling a scary line between … Continue reading “Pills, Pups, and the Pandemic” By Dr. Rachel Kallem Whitman