A Mother’s Day message from Emily and Ellen Ladau

Emily and Ellen Ladau share their mother-daughter story in this new Rooted in Rights “Storytellers” video. Both Emily and Ellen have physical disabilities and use wheelchairs. Ellen shares her worries about becoming a parent, and the bias and cruelty she has experienced. They both acknowledge the “bumps” along the way. However, as Emily states, “no one with a disability should ever be made to feel guilty . . . for having children.”

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The Administration for Community Living (ACL) provided federal funding for the cost of producing this video (Award #1601WAPADD). The contents are the sole responsibility of Disability Rights Washington, the parent organization of Rooted in Rights, and do not necessarily represent the official views of ACL.