Beautiful Beings, Beinvenido!
We are an intersectional community taking some moments to center temporarily and chronically disabled, genderqueer, People Of Culture. Who most likely have many more identities than the three listed.
Our method of centering these folks is by
-educating temporarily able folks on our privileges and power
-amplifying differently abled narratives
-offering accessible programs
-shifting to inclusive language
-having empathy for differently abled folks
-using our access to power and privilege to support disabled folks
-reflecting and transforming internalized ablism
-and changing our ablist behaviours
So this is a list of resources, engage! If you feel some kind of way, explore that more with a therapist, able peer or by journaling for internal reflection. To be honest this has been on my DO list for a while. I had to navigate my own biases, fears, call outs and insecurities to even research and form this list. We all have work to do. GET TO IT! Or leave, because we are a community with a commitment to growth, tolerance, justice, knowledge, living authentically and spreading truth. Can not handle it, then leave! BYEEE!!!
If you are a still here, educate yourself and spread this message! Differently abled folks are enough! They deserve a world that is knowledgeable about them and creates spaces for them to thrive. This list of resources was curated from the generousity of Térèse (ella/elle/hers) seneca cayuga onondaga oneida mohawk, Amber Katz (they/them), National Queer and Trans Therapists of Culture Network, and the work of TransLash, along with some internet searches. This list will be posted here and linked in our Liberatory Network Resources.
I am full of excitement to actually be doing this work! I will admit I am still learning and finding quality online resources is an on going experience. For resources that seem *ablist I will add an asterisk * to the beginning of the line.
101 – What is Ableism? What are Disabilities/different ways of being?
Video: Intersectionality in the Queer Community
Definitions and Principles by Abolition and Disability Justice Center
Internalized Ableism definitions and privilege checks
Calling Out Ableism by Linda and Monica
What is neurodivergence by Disabled World
LGBTQIA + Autistic – Definitions and Case Studies by elemy
*Non-verbal Communication Exercises
Domestic Abuse + Emotional Labour in community
gender and body dysphoria by A. Andrews
Intersectional Birthworker Amy Miller on After Dark (podcast)
Sex and Disability Co-Exist by Amy Miller
More than accessibility by Sarah and Nam
Ableism by Anti-Racism Daily
Disability Justice on Peoples Hub
303- Practice, Embody, Share
Customized workshops and keynotes by Embraced Body
Transformative Justice Study group (zoom)
Queer American Sign Language Courses
Speller Advocates – People Who Type to communicate
Publication and offerings by TALILA A. LEWIS
Neurodivergent Bloggers – Miaow (videos), Lydia Brown, Nick Walker, Cal Montgomery
Nakia Smith (videos) on Afro American Sign Language
What does practicing disability justice shift in your career/profession/service work?
What do you need to give up to move forward?