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VAT NO.GB 899 3725 51, Add a donation link to the page of your choice, Wilmington Publishing & Information Ltd, a division of Wilmington plc. “I don’t think I’ve seen so many disabled POC speak so freely about themselves in my life,” Thompson told. 0000052498 00000 n

Last May, the hashtag #DisabilityTooWhite was trending among the disability community on Twitter.

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trailer Once I became an advocate and started to build that support system, it helped me move away from those negative ideals that might have impacted how I view myself and, instead, to see myself as whole. What’s a good entry point for allies who want to get involved but don’t know where to begin? One of my favorite pieces, about a research study, called, Mothering the “Useless:” Black Motherhood, Disability, and Slavery. Black Disabled People's Association 0000058305 00000 n 0000053860 00000 n This hashtag was started by social worker and disability advocate Vilissa Thompson, founder of the self-advocacy organization Ramp Your Voice.

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With the hashtag #DisabilityTooWhite, Thompson. The ensuing tweetstorm was overwhelming.

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It requires taking time to learn about disability—not just diagnoses and types of disability, but also understanding how mandates work, like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and understanding how other acts have come into play.