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Disabled People are Missing from Conversations on Campus Sexual Assault

Last month, the National Council on Disability released “Not on the Radar,” a comprehensive report about campus sexual assault and the disability community. It reveals extensive failures on this issue, from accessibility barriers at rape crisis services to…
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Stop Blaming My Sexual Assault On My Disability

To some people, I am their example of an outspoken survivor. I have been called courageous, brave, everything in between. I have spoken at the United Nations and was a delegate at the World Health Organization’s 8th milestones meeting on…
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Why Won’t Doctors Believe Women in Pain?

I’ve never been drunk, never once succumbed to peer pressure to smoke, do drugs or get high.  I’m not a partier — never have been, never will be.  Up until three and a half years ago, the strongest substance I…
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Is Strip-Searching a Form of Sexual Abuse?

This blog post is part of a series in partnership with the Disability Visibility Project® to bring attention to the omission of disability from larger conversations taking place within the #MeToo Movement. Trigger warning: this post discusses institutionalization and sexual…
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Recognizing the Experiences of People Who Identify as Mentally Ill Within the #MeToo Movement

This blog post is part of a series in partnership with the Disability Visibility Project® to bring attention to the omission of disability from larger conversations taking place within the #MeToo Movement. Trigger warning: this post discusses rape and mental…
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How Life-Sustaining Medical Care Can Trigger Memories of Sexual Violence

This blog post is part of a series in partnership with the Disability Visibility Project® to bring attention to the omission of disability from larger conversations taking place within the #MeToo Movement. Trigger warning: this post discusses sexual abuse, rape,…
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We Cannot Ignore the Connection Between Disability and Intimate Partner Abuse

This blog post is part of a series in partnership with the Disability Visibility Project® to bring attention to the omission of disability from larger conversations taking place within the #MeToo Movement. Trigger warning: this post discusses abuse, violence, and…

Dating and Disability: Navigating Life Together in an Unaccommodating World

When I was picking out my first cane almost two years ago, my partner did all the right things—she showed up and listened to me. She helped me work through some of the internalized ableism I had about using a…
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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…