At the end of 2016, I was entrusted with the privilege of being Editor in Chief of the Rooted in Rights Blog. It’s truly amazing that as the New Year is upon us, the blog is still going strong. This is all thanks to the writers who share their words and wisdom on the disability issues we need to be talking about. My goal for 2020 is to continue to amplify the perspectives of disabled people, especially of multi-marginalized identities, on the topics that matter most. I welcome you to join me in this by pitching me your ideas. Let’s continue to show the power of telling our own stories.
In celebration of the year that’s passed, here’s a look back at just some of the poignant, varied writing we’ve shared:
- Sex Work is a Disability Issue. So Why Doesn’t the Disability Community Recognize That?
by Katie Tastrom
- Social Justice Activists Can’t Always Fight for Everything, and That’s Okay
by Angela Lemus-Mogrovejo
- How Do You Figure Out Who You Are When You’re the Only Disabled Person in Your Family?
by Lisa Ferris
- Showing Up in Public in a Disabled Trans Body
by Christian McMahon
- Finding Community Supports is Key to Parenting with a Mental Health Disability
by Cierra Reid
- Why I No Longer Provide Free Disability Access Advice
by Naomi Ortiz
- Celebrating My LGBTQ+ Pride Helped Me Find Disability Pride
by Alaina Leary
- Who’s Missing From Conversations About School Accessibility? Disabled Parents.
by Heather Osterman-Davis
- Shopping for the Best Presidential Candidate? Here’s a List to Help.
by Andrew Pulrang
- Stop Blaming Mental Illness for Evil Behavior
by Meghan Schrader
- Luxury Bones
by Sossity Chiricuzio