A White person with brown wavy hair looks up towards the sky in a forest. There is a Rooted in Rights icon, a Closed Captioning icon, and an Audio Description icon on the left of the image.

Access Nature

The physical, mental, and emotional benefits of access to nature are widely known, yet communities that need these benefits the most are often excluded from outdoor spaces. What does accessibility in the outdoors actually mean, and how can it be improved for all people with disabilities?
Woman in a grocery store holding a basket in one hand and a product in the other hand, reading its label.

The FDA’s Relaxed Food Labeling Guidelines in Response to the Pandemic are Dangerous

The following post is part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19. If I hadn’t been born in the 20th century, I wouldn’t have survived infancy. Yet here we are, after decades of work…
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Disabled People Ride Bikes (and Trikes, and Tandems and Recumbents)!

Created for NACTO's Bike Share and Cities for Cycling Roundtable.
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How LGBTQ+ Disabled People Are Celebrating Virtual Pride

Content note: includes mentions of COVID-19 and police brutality toward Black people Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many in-person Pride events have been postponed or turned virtual. And while I do miss the experience of dressing in an all-rainbow outfit…

Black Lives Matter

This page was created to serve as a central place for people looking to support the movement to end violence and systemic racism towards Black people. Whether it’s donating to organizations that contribute to Black liberation, learning new strategies to become a better ally, or purchasing goods from a Black-owned business, there are many ways to make a difference.
A photo of a young Black child sitting at a desk using a laptop.

My Educational Experiences with Attention Deficit Disorder and Why Accommodations are So Crucial

The following post is part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19. The global pandemic has affected each of us in ways no one could have imagined. It has exposed the structural failures of…
A side by side image of Melissa's Facebook avatar and an actual photo of her, as described in the blog post.

Facebook Avatars Are Fun…But They’re Definitely Not Disability-Inclusive.

Like many people, I’ve been spending a lot of my quarantine time mindlessly scrolling through Facebook. Amidst the cute cat photos, career updates from writer friends, and selfies of at-home haircuts, I noticed a new trend last week: People were…
A photo of a stethoscope on a table next to building blocks with medical icons like a stethoscope and hospital bed to indicate building blocks of healthcare.

We Cannot Neglect the Health Needs of Chronically Ill and Disabled People During the Pandemic

The following post is part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19. This post is not intended as medical advice. Please note this post only uses first names and some names have been changed…
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Sound Transit: We Need Working Elevators and Escalators!

Broken Elevators and Escalators on Sound Transit make the system inaccessible for disabled transit-riders.