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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What I Am Thankful For: A Holiday Reflection

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2016 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

This month has been an emotional rollercoaster for many, especially with the results of the Presidential election that has caused a real sense of…

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Presenting About #DisabilityTooWhite at the Disability & Intersectionality Summit

Posted on Nov 17th, 2016 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

On November 5th, I conducted my first presentation about the #DisabilityTooWhite hashtag and ways White disabled advocates can step up and address…

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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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Visiting The National Museum of African American History & Culture: My Disabled Blerd Thoughts

Posted on Oct 14th, 2016 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

It is no secret how big of a disabled blerd (black nerd) I am, and my love for anything related to Black culture and history.  During my hiatus from…

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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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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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