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Mental Voices Africa – Festus (Swahili)

Content note: Mention of suicidal feelings Festus Maronga, is from Gachie, Kenya. He’s a student at Kenyatta University studying Diploma in Theatre Art and Film Technology. He loves writing poems and acting. He’s passionate about Child Rights and Mental Health.…
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Crip Queer Pride with Daisy Wislar

So often, disabled people are bombarded with media representation, cultural narratives, and stereotypes that stigmatize disability as just an unfavorable medical condition. But this couldn’t be less true! Disability is an identity in its own right, and Daisy shares their
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Call for Storytellers!

Do you want to learn how to create your own disability advocacy video? Submit your application for the Storytellers series by Tuesday, October 1, 2019.…
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Deaf Access to Sex Ed with Bethany Gehman

Language barriers, inaccessible media, and ableist stigma continue to prevent Deaf youth from accessing both formal and informal opportunities for sex ed. Bethany Gehman shares her experience as a Deaf sex educator.…
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Consent and Kids with Disabilities

Talking about consent may feel like a daunting task, but Daisy discusses why understanding consent is important for all kids, and especially kids with disabilities.

VIDEO: A Disaster Waiting to Happen

Disasters do occur all the time, from hurricanes, earthquakes, shootings, and many more.  Whenever there is a disaster, we hardly hear disabled individuals mentioned as to whether they were injured or safely escaped.

VIDEO: Willing to Work

It’s a jungle out there for job-seekers with disabilities!  Wilbert Johnson tells us how he was able to get his dream job and provides tips for fellow job-seekers.  …

VIDEO: Running Out

Women, LGBTQ folks, and people with disabilities are all underrepresented in public office. So what if you’re all three of those — is there a place in politics for you?…

VIDEO: New Disabled Parent Adventures in Advocacy

Happy Mother’s Day! Today is a day where we all celebrate our mothers. But did you know that parents with disabilities are far more at risk of losing custody of their children than non-disabled parents? Removal rates can be as…