Owning one’s disability identity means fighting against narratives and stereotypes that provides a limited understanding of what disability is beyond the medical labels. Our Storyteller Daisy (@DaisThinks) shares how coming into their identity made room for confidence and empowerment to bloom as a queer disabled person.
Join our Twitter chat on Thursday, August 29th at 6pm EST / 3pm PST as we discuss coming into one’s identities and finding pride and boldness in being who we are authentically. Be sure to use the hashtag #CripQueerPride in your tweets so that everyone can follow the conversation.
Q1: Feel free to introduce yourself in a way that you’re comfortable with. #CripQueerPride
Q2: What does #CripQueerPride mean to you?
Q3: When was the first time you felt proud to be disabled/have a disability? #CripQueerPride
Q4: What has prevented you from experiencing #CripQueerPride at different points in your life?
Q5: Has there been a time you felt like your full self was acknowledged, respected, and celebrated? Please describe. #CripQueerPride
Q6: How did you first meet or connect with other queer disabled folks? #CripQueerPride
Q7: How can people be better allies to queer disabled folks? #CripQueerPride
Q8: What would it mean to have an #AccessiblePride? Or, what would fully accessible queer spaces look like? #CripQueerPride
Q9: Are there any activists or organizations doing great work for queer disabled folks that you’d like to give a shoutout to? #CripQueerPride
Q10: Similarly, are there any examples of media (books, movies, tv, music, etc.) that helped you experience #CripQueerPride that you want to shoutout?