man in black sweatshirt and woman with purple jacket sitting in wheelchair talking on a sidewalk
man in black sweatshirt and woman with purple jacket sitting in wheelchair talking on a sidewalk


Photo of a white woman with long brown hair wearing bright green headphones and a leopard print jacket smiling in front of green leaves.

Allexa Laycock (she/they)


Allexa Laycock (she/they) is the Director of Rooted in Rights, the media advocacy program of Disability Rights Washington. Allexa is a filmmaker and advocate with expertise in accessible media. Whether producing short-form content, storytelling workshops, or long-form documentaries, Allexa focuses on stories that challenge dominant narratives. As a disabled queer filmmaker, Allexa connects with their community in Washington State, nationally, and internationally to platform stories advocating for justice and self-determination. 

Outdoors, day. A professional photo of me. At the time of this photo, I'm a proudly fat, brown-skinned Black non-binary woman in my early 30s. Seen from the hips up, I'm wearing dark red lipstick. glasses and my hair is in an afro. I have a fake, pink flower in my hair on the side. I'm wearing a cow print top (white top with black and light gray cow pattern and pink, bedazzled collar). I'm in front of trees at Central Park; the sun is out. I'm looking up and away from the camera, not smiling

Denarii Grace (she/they)

Editor in Chief, Rooted in Rights Blog

New York–based activist/artivist Denarii (rhymes with ‘canary’) Grace is a Black, bisexual, proudly fat, multiply disabled, poor, femme, witchy, non-binary/agender woman. She’s a blues singer-songwriter, poet, essayist, screenwriter, public speaker, community educator, and Editor-in-Chief of the Rooted in Rights blog, a publication by and for disabled people. Denarii is a former non-fiction editor at The Deaf Poets Society, an online journal featuring literature and art by D/deaf and disabled people. As a freelance writer, they have written for Bitch Magazine, Black Youth Project (BYP100), Brooklyn Magazine, Everyday Feminism, Black Girl Dangerous, and The Establishment, among several others. She founded Fat Acceptance Month in January 2019. As this bio demonstrates, Denarii Grace’s pronouns are she/they and they strongly prefer that people mix it up regularly, if one can remember to do so. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and her website.