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Online Disability Advocacy & Social Work: Survey Participation Needed!

Posted on Sep 28th, 2016 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

On Thursday, October 13th, I will be hosting my first Twitter chat as a #MacroSW partner.  I was invited to be a partner for MacroSW (Macro Social…

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If I Die in Police Custody…

Posted on Sep 22nd, 2016 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

[Content warning:  death, police murder, swearing] If I die in police custody, I died a soldier, a warrior, a hell-raiser, an instigator, a…

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New Horizons Ahead:  Reflection of the Past Year As I Turn 31

Posted on Sep 15th, 2016 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

This week is my birthday week - I turn 31 on Saturday.  So much has changed since my last birthday that I decided to do a personal post this week to…

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When Black Deaf/Disabled Advocates Collaborate: The Harriet Tubman Collective

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

On Wednesday, the Harriet Tubman Collective released its statement regarding the Movement for Black Lives’ policy platform.  The Movement for…

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Being a Black Disabled Woman Is An Act of Defiance: Remembering #KorrynGaines

Posted on Aug 10th, 2016 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

Being a Black disabled woman in America is a sheer act of defiance.   What brought me to this statement was the gross amounts of ableism, racism,…

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#GetWokeADA26: Disabled People of Color Speak Out, Part 1

Posted on Jul 26th, 2016 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

#GetWokeADA26:  Disabled People of Color Speak Out, Part One by Vilissa Thompson and Alice Wong Introduction On July 5th, we published the…

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Black America is Hurting & Tired. White America, Do You Even Care?

Posted on Jul 11th, 2016 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

I am tired. Black America is tired.   We are at our boiling point in this country.  The police violence that transpired within the last week…

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#GirlIGuessImWithHer?: Battling Conflicted Feelings About Hillary As a Black Disabled Woman

Posted on Jun 24th, 2016 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

On social media a couple of weeks ago, the hashtag #GirlIGuessImWithHer trended on Twitter that showcased voters, particularly Black Millennials like…

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#DisabilityTooWhite: Making the “Good Trouble” in Advocacy

Posted on May 26th, 2016 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

By now, many of you may have heard of the hashtag #DisabilityTooWhite.  It was created last Wednesday on Twitter impromptu by me, and has gained a…

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Black Disabled Woman Syllabus: A Compilation

Posted on May 5th, 2016 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

Over the past few weeks, I have been approached by individuals who wanted to understand the Black disabled experience, particularly the plight of…

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