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There Is No Such Thing As Transcending Disability

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

I was having a conversation with a fellow advocate/disabled Sistagirl about a response they received from a member of our community who did not…

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Letters For Jerika: Showing Up for Jerika Bolen

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

Over the past month, I have been following the story of Jerika Bolen, a young disabled teen who has made the decision to end her life due to living…

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Remembering Korryn Gaines

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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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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#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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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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