Disabled And Here

Disabled And Here Collaborators

  • A Black woman smiles and has her arms crossed in front of a foliage wall.

    October 17, 2019

    Interview with Tonya

    “As my toddler becomes more active, my fear is always he will take off somewhere dangerous where I can’t run fast enough to get to him. But overall, it hasn’t been as hard as one might imagine. I haven’t had too many people question my ability to be a parent, I guess for the most part because they see me as mobile.”

  • A Black femme drapes a Pride flag across their shoulder.

    June 25, 2019

    Interview with Bemnia

    “People treat diagnosis like it’s everything and if you don’t have a diagnosis, that means you don’t have [a disability]. It’s like: no, my symptoms didn’t all suddenly disappear just because you haven’t been able to come to a consensus on what to call this.”

  • A Black non-binary person holds a cane and vape pen.

    June 18, 2019

    Interview with Mallory

    “One of the biggest misconceptions that I run across is people thinking that all autistic people are the same. I think those misconceptions are rooted in how little we’re allowed to participate in media about us. There’s a very narrow view perpetuated by films and television that most, if not all of us, are savants.”

  • A Black non-binary person in a black and pink power wheelchair.

    June 11, 2019

    Interview with Moranda

    “I feel like people kind of dismiss the thought of disabled people being able to be in a relationship or date... It’s like the possibility never crossed their mind, and they don’t know what to do next. I think the question they really want to ask is: are you capable of having and maintaining a relationship like any other 24 year old?”

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