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We Need to Stop Stigmatizing Mental Illness

Wednesday, September 27, 2017Trigger warning: this post discusses mental illness and suicide. “How come when people have mental damage, it’s always an active imagination? How come every other organ in your body can get sick and you get sympathy, except the brain?” – 

Still Segregated

Thursday, September 14, 2017Blind students shouldn’t have to choose between knowledge and independence – but they are often forced to.  Does this sound like an equal education to you?  Courtney Cole calls out the inequality that blind students face in Washington State and

Special Education: A Hindrance to Disability Acceptance

Tuesday, February 21, 2017“Special education” seems like a little bit too sentimental a name for something with such a utilitarian purpose. In my years of personal experience with the public education system, I have never found reason to describe the experience as special.…


Saturday, July 2, 2016  Rooted in Rights is a program of Disability Rights Washington. Click here for more information on the DRW Staff, Boards and Advisory Councils.
Jordan Melograna Creative Director Jordan has been producing creative content for non-profits, companies, and campaigns for


Saturday, May 21, 2011
Back row: Clark Matthews, Emily Ladau, Vilissa Thompson. Front Row from left: Peter Rand, Vanessa Link, Courtney Cole, Cuquis Robledo, Jordan Melograna
Rooted in Rights produces videos and social media campaigns exclusively on disability rights issues. Our team of filmmakers,…