Posts by Emily Ladau

Call for Blog Posts and Videos on the Disability Vote

Wednesday, September 19, 2018With November 6th midterm elections rapidly approaching, it’s time again for disabled Americans to prepare to go to the polls. To shine a spotlight on this crucial political moment, #CripTheVote and Rooted in Rights are partnering to call for stories

Call for Stories: #MeToo and the Disability Community

Tuesday, February 6, 2018In partnership with the Disability Visibility Project®, Rooted in Rights will publish a series of stories to bring attention to the omission of disability from larger conversations taking place within the #MeToo Movement. All disabled people are welcome to…

True Activists Don’t Just “Drive-by”

Friday, December 9, 2016Here’s an unpopular opinion: Anderson Cooper’s recent coverage of “drive-by lawsuits” on 60 Minutes wasn’t nearly as egregious as many disabled people seem to believe. Such lawsuits, named for the speed and lack of warning with which they are…

Letter from the new Editor in Chief of the Rooted in Rights Blog

Wednesday, October 12, 2016The writing that flows from the disability community has long been a well from which I’ve drawn strength and power. When I speak out, the words of other disabled writers remind me I am not alone. And when my voice…

Disability Vote

Wednesday, August 12, 2015Rooted in Rights new original video, Disability Vote, informs voters with disabilities of their rights, and encourages people with disabilities to vote. On this page you'll find links and resources for voters with disabilities, and state-specific voting information in the partnering states. It's time for people with disabilities to be fully included in the democratic process, and we need your help to disseminate the message. Please share this new video.

An Interview with Harilyn Rousso

Friday, May 23, 2014 Teaching guidance is available if you would like to use this video as a part of disability awareness curriculum. For more information, please visit:

Musicians with disabilities

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 To learn more about the rich history of musicians with disabilities, please visit:


Wednesday, December 18, 2013 To learn more about how HIV/AIDS affects people with disabilities, please visit:

PARC v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Mills v. Board of Education, DC

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 For more information on PARC v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Mills v. Board of Education, DC, please visit:

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