Archive: Feb 2015

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

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    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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    WINNSBORO, SC (Feb. 24, 2015) – Today marks the official call for submissions for the new disability anthology, #IAmAble!  This is a project that I have been working on for several months, and with the talents of the graphic design intern that has joined the RYV! camp, an eye-catching visual for the anthology has been developed.

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  2. Spotlighting Influential Black Disabled Advocates for Black History Month

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    It is Black History Month, and I could not think of a better way of observing the significance than spotlighting Black disabled advocates who have influenced me personally, and in my advocacy work.

    The voices and actions of Black disabled advocates have been missing from the histories of the civil rights movement and disability rights movement.  This gross exclusion creates the illusion that only white disabled advocates have made an impact within the disability rights movement, which is furthest from the truth.  Black disabled advocates were, and still are, heavily active within both movements, and tirelessly ramp their voices for equality and justice concerning the prominent identities they possessed.  Articles like this one will educate those from all walks of life about the pivotal messages and spirits of these advocates, and carve out a space for them to receive recognition that is long overdue.

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  3. Preparing to Pop Wheelies Down the Aisle Soon?: Wedding Planning Tools for Disabled Brides & Grooms

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    With Valentine’s Day approaching, I know that there will be some lucky disabled brides and grooms putting a ring on it this week.  After the ring, comes the planning, of course!  Wedding planning is stressful as it is, but when you add disability into the mix, it can make brides and grooms worry about how to appropriately and seamlessly incorporate their disability into their special day.

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  4. Disability Representation at Super Bowl XLIX: Why It Matters

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    There are three kinds of people who watch the Super Bowl:  the fanatics who proudly proclaim that football is their religion; people who solely watch for the commercials; and those who flip the channel just in time to catch the halftime performance.  For Super Bowl XLIX, I had membership within all three groups; I am a budding football fanatic, but I also enjoy the hypeness surrounding the 1-2 minutes commercials that are meant to entertain us as much (if not more than) as the game.

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