RYV Turns 3

Celebrating the 3rd Anniversary of Ramp Your Voice!

Posted on Jul 19th, 2016 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

WINNSBORO, SC (July 19th, 2016) - Today marks the 3rd anniversary of the establishment of Ramp Your Voice!  I am tremendously proud of the progress…

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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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#GetWokeADA26: Call for Stories by Disabled People of Color

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

It is with absolute delight that I announce the collaboration established between Ramp Your Voice! and Disability Visibility Project to celebrate the…

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“Just Because We’re Magic Doesn’t Mean We’re Not Real”

Posted on Jun 29th, 2016 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

Jesse Williams is not only one of my favorite actors on the hit TGIT show “Grey’s Anatomy,” but is also a vocal activist about the Black…

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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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#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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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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