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 a stock image and interview series, Disabled And Here. The stock collection has been used by the ADA website, BBC News, and various disability rights organizations.

Historical highlights


Elea Chang 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.