Call for Stories: #MeToo and the Disability Community
In partnership with the Disability Visibility Project®, Rooted in Rights will publish a series of stories to bring attention to the omission of disability from larger conversations taking place within the #MeToo Movement. All disabled people are welcome to submit stories – in particular disabled women, disabled women of color, disabled femmes, and disabled non-binary people. Much gratitude to activist Tarana Burke, founder of the me too movement.
How to Participate
Pitch a Blog Post to Rooted in Rights
Submit your idea for a blog post on #MeToo and disability. While the #MeToo movement spans many different issues, we are seeking pitches from people who identify as disabled on rape culture and sexual coercion, violence, abuse, and harassment in the disability community. Pitches can be sent in the form of ideas or full drafts (no more than 1,500 words in length) and should be focused on personal narratives, with background reporting or information where needed. Check out our blog post submission page for more details.
Take Part in the Conversation on Twitter
Join us on Wednesday, February 21st, 7 pm Eastern/ 4 pm Pacific for a Twitter chat on #MeToo and the disability community. Follow @rootedinrights and @DisVisibility on Twitter and check this page for the more about the chat.
Share Your Published Work
Do you already have a blog post, op-ed, podcast or video about #MeToo and disability? Email us links to your work and we may amplify it by sharing on social media. For each link, please include the following:
- Date of publication
- Link (URL)
- Accessibility: Audio/video content should include a text transcripts or captions
Please note: emailing your work to Rooted in Rights does not guarantee it will be added to the page.
Contact Editor in Chief, Emily Ladau, at email@example.com
Check this page again for new storytelling opportunities and updates!
About Rooted In Rights
Rooted in Rights exists to amplify the perspectives of the disability community. Blog posts and storyteller videos that we publish and content we re-share on social media do not necessarily reflect the opinions or values of Rooted in Rights nor indicate an endorsement of a program or service by Rooted in Rights. We respect and aim to reflect the diversity of opinions and experiences of the disability community. Rooted in Rights seeks to highlight discussions, not direct them. Learn more about Rooted In Rights