Two of our interns, Cara & Adina, sat down with Diego to discuss topics like sex, sexuality, and pride in relation to disability. They have a very productive conversation and ask YOU to share you #SEXYSEXSTORY with us!
We all know that language is frequently discussed in the disability community... are we disabled people or people with disabilities? These folks discussed how they prefer to self-identify, some disability terms they HATE, and reasons why language is so important!
We all know that food is a HOT topic! Disabled people all have different experiences with food: eating it, preparing it, and enjoying it! We had a series of different interviews in which people discussed their experiences with food as disabled people!
We interviewed a bunch of disabled people who identify with the Spoonie community to discuss the Spoon Theory! Don't know what that is... watch the video! We discussed how chronically ill people fit into the disability community and about their experiences as disabled!
Alex and Diego discuss what interning at 2Gether-International is like. Alex discusses the experience she has had as an intern and what incoming interns should expect for their time at 2Gether!
Diego and Alex sit down to discuss the DoSomething campaign "We Are Able," aimed at stopping bullying against disabled children. They comment on how disability is a social construct and how we should be focusing on the disability, not just the ability, because disability is something awesome!
Alex had a really engaging and interesting conversation with Karen, check it out! They talked a lot about Karen's process of coming to accept and LOVE her disability, and how we can all work to change the narrative on disability!
Diego sat down with his friend Mariella to talk about her experiences as a disabled person with hearing loss. They also discussed feeling proud of their disabilities, how important it is to self-advocate, among other topics! Thanks so much for taking the time to talk with us Mariella :)
Alex sat down to talk with Ms. Reynolds, a teacher, to discuss her views on inclusion in the education system. Many school systems separate disabled students from their non-disabled peers... which is pretty messed up! They talked about how inclusion is beneficial for everyone involved and how the education system should be adapted.
Alex sat down with her sister to discuss her views on disability and also to get her reactions to some of the latest videos we've made. We had a great conversation on topics like service animals, disability pride, and more! We loved talking with you...thanks so much for joining us Eliana!
Being disabled is something to be PROUD of, and we sure are! Diego sat down with his friend Sophie, who has a learning disability, to discuss how being disabled gives us something unique and awesome! Being disabled is not something to be ashamed about but something that we should all value and OWN!
Zyv, a successful graduate of UCLA, was unknowingly diagnosed with an intellectual disability while in college. Rather than living in devastation and shame, he EMBRACED is disability. His disability actually helped him strive in college by being given accommodations from the government. Stories like this make you PROUD of who you are and FEARLESS to accomplish anything you desire! After watching this, you'll have all the motivation you need to reach your goals!
The spotlight is on our favorite service dog ATHENA! Sigma tells us why service animals are so important and how much Athena helps her with her daily activities as a disabled employer. It's amazing to see how our little furry friends save lives every day. Ask Athena any questions you may have!
It's difficult to get help with employment, housing, and accommodations when you don't know the resources as a disabled person. That's why we have the Keri Grey, the youth transition fellow from the National Council on Independent Living, to talk to us about how the Independent Living Movement is a life saver! From the creators, to international impact, Keri gives AWESOME information and guidance on ways where the Independent Living Movement EMPOWERS individuals tremendously. See what she has to say about local Transition Centers near you or check out www.ncil.org for more info!
Watch what our able-bodied amigos share with us what they know about disabilities and their poor educational experiences learning about Disability in school. After viewing several of our videos, their perception changes about certain topics of disabilities. Let's educate our peers about our disabilities and social issues that are present today. Start by joining our "Awkward No More" campaign!
Intersectional individuals go through aggressive oppression on a daily basis. Our good friend Ashe, who is disabled and has multiple identities shares their daily experiences through the intersection of having a disability while having multiple identities. We also explain the social model of disability for those of you who don't know.. some good stuff! Watch, like, and comment on the topic. Join the discussion!
Self-advocacy is super important for any real measure of change and passion. Cherri, founder and president of United Disability Awareness Consortium, gives us all the details on the most effective ways to self-advocate and other ways to get involved within the community to raise awareness of social justice concerning the disabled community. Don't be afraid to ask questions and reach out to us for ay assistance!
Many young disabled people are ashamed of their disability due to how society perceive them. Well, Diego shares his story on how he overcame shame and resulted to EMPOWERMENT over the years. He gives us helpful ways on how to self-advocate and be proud of ourselves. Alex also gives her input on learning about disabilities in school, which is unfortunately none. What do YOU think needs to change for the disabled community to feel PROUD?
We followed up with our old friend Andres to give us the latest updates on his project "Able Date": several training & speed dating events for disabled and able-bodied people. This great project is meant to show that disabled people DO have intimate relationships and ARE CAPABLE of loving just like everyone else. When we first met with Andres, this project was still in the works, but now we have full details on its success and impact! He also gives us some advice on dating too. Feel free to ask him any questions @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Check it out!
Gender Identification and disability, 2 factors that obtain social barriers. Well, Nai tells us about their experience in college dealing with treatment from professors, being in relationships, and trying to get others to understand her identity. Do you think there's a connection between gender identity and disability? Check out what Nai thinks!