Legendary disability activist, Judy Heumann, is now a disabled ancestor. Since her death earlier this month, we've been reflecting on how she epitomized what disability leadership can be.
Most newsrooms don’t have many disabled writers or editors on staff—or even track "disability" in their broader DEI efforts. The result is a distorted, if not offensive, view of a quarter of the U.S. population. To undo decades of systemic exclusion, the industry needs to proactively seek out, hire, support and promote disabled media professionals.
A Black enby person sharing their struggles with mental health and although the world is against them. They continue to exist and take up space, through sharing habits and resources that have helped them.
The unchecked ableism in our society makes it so that some prosper and some people who sit at the intersections of identities, like Risa Rifkind, have a nearly impossible path toward any kind of power and prosperity. Why? Because the systems are built by the people who benefit from them. But it's time for that to end. Risa explores this through her experiences.
With the #DonewithCOVID push to “open up” and “get back to business as usual,” Emily Blum can’t help but consider: At what cost does the push for productivity come, especially for people with disabilities? in her The Chicago Sun Times Op-Ed story.