Awareness

Father writes children’s book to explain his experience with disability

Wednesday, August 3, 2016After Leslie A. Johnson explained his disability to his children, he was inspired to increase disability awareness on a larger scale. Johnson created the children’s book, “Dad on Wheels,” which illustrates his personal experience as a father with a disability.…

Disability advocates join call for reduced toxic chemical exposure

Friday, July 29, 2016A group of disability advocates has teamed up with a coalition of medical and children’s health advocates to produce a first-of-its-kind consensus statement, which the ARC is describing as a “national call to action that seeks to significantly reduce…

Young woman reminds everyone that “invisible” disabilities deserve recognition

Thursday, July 28, 2016Not 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.”…

Get to know comedian Michael Beers in Rooted in Rights Podcast Episode 8!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016Michael Beers has been a stand-up comedian for over a decade. His latest project is called Making the “Short” Bus Cool, in which he and other comedians with disabilities will tour the country in their short bus doing stand-up comedy.…

Play for all: Accessible playgrounds make childhood more inclusive

Wednesday, July 20, 2016Playing in a park, going on swings and slides – these are things that almost every child in the western world experiences during their childhood. Playgrounds are an essential part of how children are raised and taught to socialize. Unfortunately,…

(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) Mom and daughter take on stigma against Down syndrome

Thursday, July 14, 2016Despite significant progress in civil rights for people with disabilities, society can still perpetuate harmful stigmas and stereotypes against people with Down syndrome. This past April, a mother and daughter took on those stigmas in a heartfelt video. Lily is…

Evaluating new film ‘Me Before You’

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Me Before You portrays life with disability as hopeless
Hollywood’s latest attempt to portray people with disabilities in film debuted to a flood of criticism from disability rights advocates. Me Before You, released on June 3, tells the story…

Deaf women join Cosmo to speak openly about sex

Monday, July 11, 2016
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Recently, Cosmopolitan decided to address misunderstandings around deaf women and sex. Cosmo interviewed three deaf women about their experiences having sex in order to raise awareness of the fact that most people with disabilities enjoy,…

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