Flexin’ My Melanin & Talking About #DisabilityTooWhite at the NABSW Conference

Posted on Apr 21st, 2017 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

I took a hiatus this month from blogging to prepare and attend the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) conference in National…

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#BlackDisabledGirlMagic Series: Keah Brown, Entertainment Journalist Using Her Words to Empower

Posted on Mar 29th, 2017 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

  One of the reasons I wanted to do this series was to capture the diverse lives of Black disabled women. Very few spaces have given us…

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#BlackDisabledGirlMagic Series: Kerima Cevik, Disabled Writer, Activist, & Redefining the Rules

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2017 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

It is so important for Black disabled women to have a village – a group of individuals who understand her fully. A group of uplifters, motivators,…

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#BlackDisabledGirlMagic Series: Heather Watkins, Disabled Writer, Mom, & Community Leader

Posted on Mar 15th, 2017 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

As we continue with the #BlackDisabledGirlMagic series, we have seen the various perspectives about the lives Black disabled women live and our worth…

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#BlackDisabledGirlMagic Series: Kathy D. Woods, Fashion Designer for Little Women

Posted on Mar 8th, 2017 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

Fashion and feeling good in the clothes you wear are important, and for some disabled women, it can be a challenge to find apparel that fits your…

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#BlackDisabledGirlMagic Series: Keri Gray, Millennial Who Is Passionate about Intersectionality

Posted on Mar 1st, 2017 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

For Women’s History Month, I want to spotlight the phenomenal Black women I know who are trailblazers and deserve to have their voices and stories…

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Black-ish & Speechless: The Night Primetime TV Got It Right

Posted on Jan 28th, 2017 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

Despite the seemingly limitless TV programming options that exist for our entertainment pleasure, very few target the identities I have in a manner…

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The Woodland Hills High School-to-Prison Pipeline

Posted on Dec 16th, 2016 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

The intersection of race and disability is often ignored when we discuss the injustices that disadvantage disabled students of color within our…

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Living in Trump’s America: Thoughts From a Black Disabled Woman

Posted on Dec 9th, 2016 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

It has been a month since the Presidential election, and the dust still has not settled from the shock of Donald Trump winning the coveted seat or…

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Dark yellow mustard background with Luke Cage in a wheelchair. The following words are in the upper right of the image: "I'm just getting started"

Luke Cage: The Black Disabled Superhero We Need

Posted on Oct 25th, 2016 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

Luke Cage was one of Netflix’s original series I had waited all summer to watch.  Being a blerd and someone who enjoys comics, I was proudly a…

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