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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,…

Join us for Episode 7 of the RiR Podcast: The intersection of disability and sexual identity with Ellen Forney and Jennifer Restle

Tuesday, June 28, 2016Rooted in Rights stands in solidarity with the LGBTQ and Latinx LGBTQ communities in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. This month, we discuss disability as an identity that intersects with other identities, and what that means…

Film-maker creates window into his life with OCD

Tuesday, June 21, 2016Torre Catalano is a writer, director, producer, and the creator of the feature film, Milwaukee, so it seems natural that he turned to the camera as the medium for expressing his experiences with OCD, or obsessive compulsive disorder. In…

(Video) New movie ‘Me Before You’ battered by disability rights advocates

Saturday, June 11, 2016Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers for both the novel Me Before You, and the movie based on it. Members of the community of people with disabilities and disability rights advocates are arguing that recently released movie Me Before You

(Video) The striking art of Chuck Close has returned to the Northwest

Monday, June 6, 2016You may already be familiar with the captivating portrait work of Chuck Close. Over the decades Close has devoted to his art, he has created a variety of art pieces. Despite the different mediums, sizes, detail, and subjects, the pieces…

(Video) Video explains Autism and welcomes members into the Autistic community

Tuesday, May 24, 2016Note: The policy of Rooted in Rights is to use person-first language; However, identity-first language will be used in this article, as a reflection of the wishes of ASAN. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network has created a video welcoming Autistic…

College students are redefining ‘disability’ on their own terms

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Anna Noel Pickett is the President of the Coalition for Students with Disabilities (CSD). |Addison Lucia
Students with disabilities at Seattle University are coming together to embrace their community and share what having a disability means to them. The Seattle…

Students create gloves that translate sign language into spoken words

Tuesday, May 10, 2016Two students at the University of Washington are unveiling a device they hope will make communication more accessible for members of the Deaf community. According to the Gallaudet Research Institute there are almost forty million Deaf and hard of hearing…

People with anxiety are sharing what they wish they could tell their friends

Saturday, May 7, 2016Earlier this year The Mighty asked their readers with anxiety to share any requests, advice, or facts about anxiety that they wish they could tell their loved ones. A multitude of individuals responded, sharing a variety of messages drawn from…

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