Solid colored background with the following text that alternates between yellow and orange font: #ParentingWithoutPity Twitter Chat. Co-hosted by Carrie Basas (@carrie_basas), Ellen Ladau (@ladau_ellen), Heather Watkins (@hwatkins927), & Jessica Roberts (@90sgrungefan). Thursday, May 9th at 3pm EST / 12pm PST. In the middle of the graphic are four images of the chat co-hosts, each of them are featured with their families, who are of various ages and skin tones.

#ParentingWithoutPity Twitter Chat

Archive of Twitter Chat Our #ParentingWithoutPity project allows disabled parents to offer compassionate and frank advice and guidance to non-disabled parents of disabled children.  As we celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day this year, we want to hear from disabled
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VIDEO: A Blessing All My Own

For National Poetry month, Rooted in Rights is excited to share “A Blessing All My Own,” a poetry collaboration between Claudia Castro Luna and Angela Lemus-Mogrovejo.
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Billie Eilish Isn’t “Just” a Musician with Tourette’s, But She Makes Me Feel Seen 

There are many reasons why I’m obsessed with Billie Eilish. Though she’s six years my junior, Eilish has become a personal heroine of my in a short amount of time. Her bold and unapologetic sense of style, her dreamy and…
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VIDEO: How to Make Your Video Go Viral. Hint: Be an #a11y

With support from the Ford Foundation, we’ve created a detailed guide for making accessible videos. We hope video makers of all levels and abilities will take the time to check it out!

City of Seattle responds to our snow priorities campaign

On March 15, 2019, after we released Conrad’s video, we received this response Seattle Transportation Department’s ADA coordinator to our letter to City Council. We’ll be working with SDOT to publicize the proposed community meeting, and will also follow…
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VIDEO: Seattle’s Snow Planning Freezes Out People With Disabilities

As our city faces a more uncertain climate future it is important that we establish emergency response protocols that include disabled people and other vulnerable users.

Letter to Seattle City Council: Request to Investigate Impacts of Seattle’s Snow Removal Priorities

Dear Members of Seattle City Council: We are writing to request that the City Council investigate the City’s response to our most recent snow events, in particular how the city’s priorities around snow clearance impacted people with disabilities. While Seattle
Three photos left to right:​ ​Alaina, a thin, young white cane user, standing in the Boston Public Garden with​ her ​lavender cane. ​She is​ wearing a dark blue romper with umbrellas on it and ​she ha​s​ dark brown and purple hair.​ The second is Alaina standing outside with ​her lavender cane. ​She is wearing a colorful Zodiac skirt and a shirt that says "The Future Is Accessible." ​The third is Alaina ​at BookCon with ​her lavender cane. ​She is wearing a rainbow dress with books all over it.

What I Wish People Knew About Being a Young Cane User

Although Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, the genetic connective tissue disorder I have, is lifelong, my symptoms have varied throughout my life. I started using a cane in August or September 2016 to help with balance, stability, stamina, and chronic pain. I don’t
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Social Justice Activists Can’t Always Fight for Everything, and That’s Okay

Whenever I have strength to walk around my neighborhood, I often find myself reflecting on how I got to where I’m at now. In comparison to a few years ago, my life is drastically better than I expected it to