Pronounced ”effect“

Affect began as Affect Conf, a community conference in Portland, Oregon, with both talks and group volunteering that ran annually from 2016-2018. Notable keynoters included Ijeoma Oluo, Sydette Harry, and Imani Gandy.

In 2019, we shortened our name to Affect and launched our first media campaign, #DisabledAndHere. Disabled And Here celebrates disabled Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) and is a reclaiming of our depiction in media, with series of interviews and stock collections featuring images by and for us.

Historical highlights


Elea Chang (they/she) is a disability justice advocate, community organizer, and lettering artist in Portland, Oregon. Their work has appeared in Rooted in Rights, the Disability Visibility Project, and Model View Culture. Elea can also be found tweeting around the internets.