This year has been one where the Ramp Your Voice!’s blog broke its pageviews record by having 76,809 views, which is over double that seen last year (which was almost 30,000). In keeping with record-shattering trends, the blog had 1,148 views in one day on February 4th, which beat last year’s record of 470. This was also the year where the blog has become the space where I have expressed my unapologetic disabled Blackness. I am so proud that I wrote many articles that targeted the Black disabled experience, and the effects and presence of white privilege and racism in our community, 2016 was when I felt comfortable in writing about what mattered to me without fearing being pigeon-holed by those within and outside of our community.
As I did last year, I want to highlight the articles that received the most views and shares in 2016. These works are some of my best features; a lot of my advocacy passions were evident in 2016. It is a humbling moment when readers respect your voice, understand the emotions that are present, and support what you do fervently.