Disabled And Here

Disabled And Here Collaborators

  • A Black woman with a nasal cannula smiling with hands loosely folded.

    April 11, 2024

    Interview with Miss Renée

    “Healed to me is not a PLACE. We are all on some level on our journey of healing — ON, not toward. As we journey, we learn through trial, error and grace... Nothing I’ve ever been through, no matter how painful, has ever been wasted because without fail, I’ll meet someone who will benefit from my personal experience.”

  • A Black woman with a lavender head scarf, pastel earrings, and white crop tank smiles and stands in the middle of a park.

    July 19, 2023

    Interview with Hesadiah

    “As a person who is highly passionate about advocating for social justice, I am particularly motivated to create more visibility for black and POC femmes who are disabled and/or neurodivergent.”

  • An Asian non-binary person with long hair looks neutrally at the camera while sitting casually on a bench in front of blooming flowers.

    July 14, 2023

    Interview with Artthew

    “I believe that if all of our basic needs were met and our communities were more connected, that would be the most accessible world. I dream of a world where all people are accepted and we are more connected with everyone and everything around us.”

  • A bearded Black man with glasses gazes at the camera neutrally, wearing a peach shirt, septum piercing, small ear gauges, and navy bandana.

    December 30, 2022

    Interview with Andre

    “At this point, I have gathered a decent amount of documentaries in American Sign Language. I soon plan to release references for ASL documentaries through a series of Video Podcasts in American Sign Language. I plan to keep developing more ASL programming until all media is equally accessible to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing [HoH] community.”

  • A Pakistani woman with a hijab smiles at the camera.

    December 23, 2021

    Interview with Haadia

    “Having deafness and diabetes makes me feel unique and more vital than ever; I make sure I keep myself positive and healthy. With this mindset, it changed my art from hidden politics into beauty. I see beauty in everything, and I share that with my art.”

  • A Black and Indigenous person wearing glasses and red lipstick takes a selfie with his phone.

    December 16, 2021

    Interview with Dice

    “The most important thing I want people to understand about disability and accessibility is the fact that we only want to live an easier life just like everyone else. It’s not crazy to believe everyone wants a simple and enjoyable life free from frustration.”

  • A Black person with black lipstick and pointed modified teeth looks at the camera while holding a bouquet.

    April 16, 2021

    Interview with Jonathan

    “...art and writing became a way for me to process the things I couldn’t or didn’t know how to talk about, and now I use it to imagine what futures without oppression might feel like. If ableism, racism and transphobia didn’t exist—how might we get there together?”

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

    April 9, 2021

    Interview with Aisha

    “I live a lot inside my head - sometimes too much - so I feel like a lot of emotion bleeds into my work, though I can’t really say a lot of my work is introspective. I create art to escape. It’s only really recently that I feel like I’ve put more of myself in my work.”

  • Illustrated avatar of a Black person with short hair, glasses, and a green sweater.

    April 2, 2021

    Interview with Sherm

    “Public transportation that goes all over! Free fare! Transit centers with amenities like food vendors, bathrooms, and lots of seating. Super wide sidewalks and streets made for pedestrians. Absolutely everything: color coded. Androids are also a necessity.”

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

    March 26, 2021

    Interview with 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

    Interview with 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

    Interview with 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.”

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

    November 27, 2019

    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

    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

    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.”

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