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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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#WeArePulse: Members of the Disabled PoC LGBTQ+ Community Speak Out

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

This week’s post will be to honor the 49 lives that were taken too soon in the Pulse shooting that happened in Orlando last weekend.  The act was…

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The Black Body, Assisted Suicide, & the “Me Before You” Connection

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

Me Before You has been the main topic within the disability circles I am a part of for the past few weeks, and rightfully so.  The depiction of…

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#CripTheVote in SC: New Videos Highlight Voting Rights & Ways to Vote

Posted on Jun 1st, 2016 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

The SC State Primary is less than two weeks away, and I plan to rock my disabled vote as I have done since I became a registered voter at the age of…

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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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Appropriation in the Disability Community: We Are Our Own Worst Enemy

Posted on May 18th, 2016 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

In the past week, I have been a part of two discussions about appropriation occurring in the disability community.  In both incidences, the…

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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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That’s The Way Love Rolls: Online Dating Adventures of a Single Black Disabled Woman

Posted on Apr 7th, 2016 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

Spring is in the air, which means that we will be coming out of winter hibernation and seeking activities to mingle with old and new acquaintances.…

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I Celebrated Black Disability History At the White House!

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2016 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

As you may have noticed, there was no new post on the blog last week - I took an impromptu trip to Maryland to attend a Black History Month White…

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Growing Up Disabled & Of Color: Call to Share the Voices of Disabled People of Color in New Blog Series

Posted on Oct 6th, 2015 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

This year, I have written about growing up disabled and being of color, and how those dual identities have affected the opportunities and…

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