Language is POWERFUL! And YES, it definitely matters. Language is a fundamental part of our human connection and it shapes the way we think, perceive and interact with the world around us and others. The words we use to communicate and, and the way we use them, can have a profound impact on our relationships, … read more… “Can I say disability?”
This Wheelchair Barbie is FINALLY getting the long overdue representation she deserves! ID: Alycia in wheelchair with hands in air in font of Barbie logo th heading that reads this Barbie is finally getting representation!
Disability inclusion is an active, intentional and meaningful participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of society and workplaces. It occurs by offering environments, policies, and practices that empower people with disabilities to fully participate in and contribute to society. Disability inclusion removes physical, social, and attitudinal barriers that prevent people with disabilities from … read more… Disability Inclusion?
SKIMS, the underwear/shapewear brand, by Kim Kardashian launched an adaptive collection as part of their Fits Everybody line and then released a campaign including models with disabilities wearing the underwear. A huge advancement in inclusive mindset and long overdue. This week Candace Owens’ comments on the advertisement saying how ridiculous this inclusivity thing is, and … read more… SKIMS Launches Adaptive Line Leads to Ableism & Advocacy Uproar
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) are strategies that promote representation & participation of everyone no matter our background. No matter where we come from, and no matter what intersections make up who each of us are individually (age, race, culture, disability & ability, genders, religions, and sexual orientations…all of it). Accessibility ensures that participation is … read more… DEI + Accessibility as a Strategies
International Women’s Day (IWD) is a day we celebrate and acknowledge the women’s rights movement and highlight the inequities that still exist for women around the globe. In honoring the efforts of all women from around the globe who have been pushing forward the movement, this year’s theme is #EmbracingEquity. Approximately 300 million women around … read more… International Women’s Day (IWD) – Disabled Women, Ableism and Sexism
Have you created space in your 2023 DEI strategies to include Disability? If not here are some reasons why you should: ️??Disability intersects with all identities that are traditionally included in DEI strategies such as Race and Ethnicity, Gender, Religion, Culture and Sexual Orientation. The effort benefits all of us! ️ ??15% of our global … read more… Include Disability in 2023 DEI Strategies!
The last few years I have chosen a Word Of The Year! This word has proven to drive growth personally and professionally. It keeps me motivated and on track. It is what I use to craft my daily/weekly affirmations and tasks to complete. It’s my goal off the box. It’s a path forward to reach for my … read more… 2023 #Amplify!
Employment is a basic human right. Accessibility is a basic human right. Earning a Livelihood is a basic human right. Inclusion is a basic human right. And because of Ableism somehow it’s been acceptable through milenia to not offer basic human rights to those with Disabilities (invisible or visible) in the Workplace. This is an uphill battle and there is so much room to … read more… Employment is a basic human right.
I support Equitable Access to vote! People with disabilities face a ton of barriers in Voting Accessibility. Barriers such as a total lack of Accessible Polling locations and machines or restrictions on absentee voting practices. Imagine making your way to vote and there is no access to enter the polling station with your assistive devices such as your wheelchair or … read more… Voting Accessibility