Archive: Nov 2016

  1. What I Am Thankful For: A Holiday Reflection

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    This month has been an emotional rollercoaster for many, especially with the results of the Presidential election that has caused a real sense of fear and uncertainty to surface, particularly for those who are marginalized in our community.  I know personally that I have been doing a lot of self-care these past couple of weeks, and have been very mindful of my emotional, mental, and physical health.  

    I decided to take a more light-hearted and reflective tone this week by listing what I am thankful for that has transpired this year.  This year has been strangely wonderful in the midst of juggling grief and major life transitions.  2016 will go down as probably the best “adulting” year of my life; a time where everything looked as if they would fall apart, yet somehow pieced together perfectly.  

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  2. Presenting About #DisabilityTooWhite at the Disability & Intersectionality Summit

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    Image of my PowerPoint presentation slide with the following text in white bold font: #DisabilityTooWhite, Disability Community and Its Diversity Problem. My credentials are written at the bottom in small font.

    On November 5th, I conducted my first presentation about the #DisabilityTooWhite hashtag and ways White disabled advocates can step up and address the over-whiteness matter within the community at the Disability and Intersectionality Summit in Boston, Massachusetts.  It was the first non-social work/helping professional presentation I gave, as well as the first summit I attended that focused exclusively on the disabled experience.  In Boston, I had the incredible opportunity to meet fellow disabled advocates and friends that I absolutely respect and appreciate.  It was my first time in Boston (and the northernmost I have travelled), and thoroughly enjoyed myself.  

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