#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 History Month 2017: Donald Galloway, Disabled Social Worker Who Fought for Inclusion

Posted on Feb 24th, 2017 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

  For my last feature for Black History Month, I will spotlight the life of Donald Galloway, a man who was not hesitant to take on…

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Black History Month 2017: Brad Lomax, Disabled Black Panther

Posted on Feb 17th, 2017 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

One Black disabled advocate from the past I have enjoyed writing about is Brad Lomax, who was a member of the Black Panther Party (BPP).  One of the…

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Image of Johnnie shown smiling directly into the camera. She is sitting in her wheelchair wearing a buttoned shirt, with an office desk to her left.

Black History Month 2017: Johnnie Lacy, Defiantly Black & Disabled

Posted on Feb 10th, 2017 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

In continuing with my Black History Month focus on Black disabled leaders, I am proudly sharing the story of Johnnie Lacy, a woman who directed the…

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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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