Appropriation

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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White Privilege & Inspiration Porn

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

Over the weekend, I noticed a lot of chatter on Facebook surrounding the story of Anaya Ellick, a 7 years old girl from Virginia who won a national…

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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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How “Lemonade” Empowered Me As A Black Disabled Woman

Posted on Apr 26th, 2016 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

Lemonade is no longer known as being the sweet and tangy beverage Southerners like myself enjoy on a hot summer day.  It is now known as being the…

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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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Ramp Your Voice!’s Official Call for Submissions for the Disability Anthology #IAmAble!

Posted on Feb 24th, 2015 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  The anthology has been expanded to receive submissions for the 2016 year.  The new submission deadline is December 31, 2016.…

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Seeking Disabled Women of Color Advocates – Your Voices Are Needed!

Posted on Jan 20th, 2015 - By Vilissa Thompson, LMSW - 0 Comments

A major goal established for Ramp Your Voice! in 2015 is getting the voices of disabled women, especially women of color, out to the mainstream.…

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