News and Features

  • An East Asian person smiles while framing their chin with their hands and closing their eyes.

    March 26, 2021

    Disabled And Here Illustrator Feature: Dana

    “Of course, as much as my art is a place to process trauma and subvert marginalization, it’s also a place to avoid all of that and just draw meaningless shit to make me happy. Sometimes it’s not about making a statement — sometimes it’s just about coping.”

  • A Filipino person wearing glasses and a bandana smiles at the camera.

    March 19, 2021

    Disabled And Here Illustrator Feature: Campbell

    “I want to work on a project that I needed when I was younger. Whether it’s comic work or illustration series or something completely different...I want to work in diverse stories and put my true self in them to reach out to those who have always felt like they didn’t quite fit in.”

  • A Black woman with long braided hair smiles at the camera.

    March 12, 2021

    Disabled And Here Illustrator Feature: Dominique

    “...sometimes if I’m down, but I still want to draw, the expressions of the colors won’t be as vibrant. When I’m in a good mood, I love to use bright vibrant colors and give my character big smiles and bright eyes to match.”

  • Illustration of a tablet and a tablet pen next to a mouse

    September 13, 2020

    Disabled And Here + Illustrations

    With photoshoots on hold for the time being, Disabled And Here is expanding the free stock collection to include digital illustrations.

  • Icon of a heart inside a double circle, by Made from the Noun Project

    April 6, 2020

    Affect COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

    We’re launching a small COVID-19 emergency relief fund to support local disabled Black, Indigenous, people of color during the pandemic.

  • A Black non-binary person sits in front of a yellow backdrop with their arms crossed and resting on their cane.

    November 27, 2019

    Disabled And Here: Interview with Leila

    “Because body modification is a pre-colonial art and based in self-reclamation, it is most precious to people whose bodies are under constant scrutiny and policing from multiple oppressive entities on systemic, cultural and interpersonal levels.”

  • A Black woman wearing a head scarf sits on a rooftop deck, smiling and looking off to the side.

    November 21, 2019

    Disabled And Here: Interview with Rachelle

    “The barriers that people put in place, whether they’re intentional or unintentional, cause the disability. Sure, some of us are born different, but what causes the inability to interact with society is simply because [non-disabled people] adjusted the entire world to [their] liking.”

  • An Indigenous Two-Spirit person with a prosthetic leg standing in front of a vine-covered red wall.

    November 14, 2019

    Disabled And Here: Interview with Sky

    “The greatest way someone could support me would be to decolonize your ways of thinking and moving through the world. It would be extremely helpful if you called out someone’s behavior when they’re saying something racist or bigoted of any kind.”

  • A Black non-binary person stands outside a cafe with their leopard print cane.

    November 7, 2019

    Disabled And Here: Interview with Galadriel

    “I think a lot of people, me included, tend to focus on production as a means of determining worthiness. We’ll tell ourselves we’ll reward ourselves with an activity we love only once we’ve done all our chores or completed some huge project, but really letting ourselves enjoy what we love can help build capacity for doing all our required work.”

  • A Filipinx woman sits and pauses while writing in her notebook.

    October 31, 2019

    Disabled And Here: Interview with Luann

    “With the new lupus diagnosis, I am now much more attuned to my needs in ways that I never bothered to pay attention to before. When I get too tired or weak to work or socialize, I take breaks.”

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