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Facebook increases availability of suicide prevention tool

Saturday, August 6, 2016For some users, Facebook has offered the option of tagging a post where the person who created it may be considering suicide or self-harm. The tagging process is dependent on viewer discretion. Until recently, this option was only accessible to…

(Video) Cara Reedy attributes her resilience to being a “female, black, little person” in an unaccommodating society

Monday, July 18, 2016Cara Reedy is an actor, writer, comedian, and blogger with achondroplastic dwarfism. She partnered with Digg to create the video below, called The Gift of Being Different, to discuss her experiences and share her insights. Reedy explains that as an…

(Video) “Deaf, proud, and loud!” – Young Deaf adults demand recognition

Monday, February 15, 2016The recent increase of the Deaf community in the mainstream media has begun to change mainstream society’s lack of awareness of the Deaf community – Switched at Birth has been renewed for a 5th season, and America’s Next Top

Kylie Jenner wheelchair photoshoot sparks backlash

Friday, December 4, 2015 Kylie Jenner’s recent photoshoot with Interview Magazine, published on the magazine’s website November 30, is not sitting well with disability advocates. The reality star graces the front cover of the magazine’s latest issue, sitting in a golden wheelchair,…

Help us tell the stories of the disability rights movement

Tuesday, December 1, 2015Dear Rooted in Rights followers, It's hard to believe that we launched only sevens months ago! Since May, we've made dozens of videos, written countless blog posts, and kept you up to date on the disability rights movement.

(Video) Woman responds to extreme cyber bullying with TedTalk, documentary, and legislative advocacy

Thursday, November 5, 2015Children, and society in general, can be cruel to those who seem ‘different’ or operate outside of the status quo. Lizzie Velasquez knows this fact exceptionally well. Growing up, Velasquez endured bullying and discrimination from her peers as a reaction…

Are you Rooted in Rights?

Tuesday, May 12, 2015Regular readers on this site will notice a new look today. That’s because we’ve launched Rooted in Rights, a new online community for people with disabilities, and their friends, families and advocates. We believe that Disability Rights are Human Rights,…

We’re changing our name, but not our mission

Wednesday, May 6, 2015On May 12th, DisAbility Rights Galaxy is changing its name to Rooted in Rights, along with a new Facebook page and Instagram page, and a revamped YouTube Channel and Twitter Feed. In the weeks ahead, you will notice a new look on this site, but don’t worry, we are still going to bring you stories from across the Galaxy.

What are we talking about?

Monday, January 6, 2014
What are we talking about?
This week I researched high and low in order to keep you updated on current events in the community of people with disabilities. Hope you enjoy! 1. The issue of doctors denying patients with disabilities…

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