May 23, 2022
4:00 pm
5:00 pm

Disability Power Series: Demystifying Disability with Kelly Dawson and Emily Ladau


Join Disability Lead for an engaging conversation with advocate and media consultant Kelly Dawson and author and activist Emily Ladau. Aside from being real-life friends, Emily and Kelly have challenged the status quo by sharing their stories of being disabled. Kelly's work has been featured in notable publications, including Vox, Dwell, and more. Emily is a disability activist and is well known for her book, "Demystifying Disability."

Once you register, you will have the option to add this event to your calendar. You will receive the Zoom Webinar link from staff the day before the event. ASL interpretation, Spanish translation, and live captioning (with a streaming link) will be provided. Additional accommodation requests can be submitted via RSVP.

Kelly Dawson is a media consultant and disability advocate based in Los Angeles. She is a prolific writer for notable publications including Cup of Jo, Vox, AFAR, Dwell, Martha Stewart Living, McSweeney's, and Architectural Digest. Kelly is the three-time guest editor for Refinery29's "Voices of Disability" series, two-time guest host of "Call Your Girlfriend," and deputy editor at Apartment Therapy. Follow Kelly Dawson on Instagram and Twitter @atthecrosswalk, and read her work at

Emily Ladau is a passionate disability rights activist, writer, storyteller, and digital communications consultant. She is the author of Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to be an Ally, published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Named one of the best books of 2021 by NPR and a 2021 Booklist Editors' Choice, Demystifying Disability is an approachable guide to being a thoughtful, informed ally to disabled people, with actionable steps for what to say and do (and what not to do) and how you can help make the world a more inclusive place. Follow Emily on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. More about her work can be found on her website,

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