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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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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…
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The Labor of Expressing Femininity as a Disabled Woman

It happened during the Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret years. The training bra years. Those years when periods and razors and nylons were as mysterious as ever, but became increasingly more fascinating. It occurred to me that I’d…
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My Journey to Rejecting Ableism and Embracing Disability Identity

I wish I could tell you the exact moment I realized that ableism was surrounding me, being directed at me, and I was participating in it by saying nothing. Instead, there were so many little moments and a few big…
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Why Disability Advocacy on a Local Level Matters

With so many national political events rapidly unfolding, it can feel like what you’re doing on a local level in your community “doesn’t matter.” I’m here to tell you otherwise. It actually matters a LOT, especially for the disability community.
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Higher education still presents barriers to students with invisible disabilities

Finding the perfect college that matches your individual needs is a struggle – and one that can be especially difficult for students with invisible disabilities such as dyslexia or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD. If a university does not provide…
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The Invisible Disability Project is making it easier to call out ableism

Do you ever find yourself explaining ‘ableism’ to a friend or colleague for what feels like the hundredth time? Every individual should be familiar with the term, yet unfortunately people with disabilities are often tasked with the burden of repeatedly…
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Young woman reminds everyone that “invisible” disabilities deserve recognition

Not all disabilities are visible, as one teen reminded society in a powerful Facebook post. Aimee Rouski has Crohn’s disease, which is defined by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America as a “chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract.”…
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Senators introduce “Wounded Veterans Recreation Act of 2015”

Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) reintroduced a bill January 8 to give veterans with service-related disabilities free lifetime parking at national recreation areas. “Veterans who have fought and sacrificed to protect American land deserve the opportunity to…