An Uncomfortable Conversation

Friends, this is awkward but it needs to said: Minorities are not tokens for you to look cool. And I'm not just talking racial minorities. LGBTQA, refugees, people with disabilities. We need your friendship and your alliance but I personally could do without the "token friend" status. I'll come at it from my perspective. I'm … Continue reading An Uncomfortable Conversation

The Incredible Lightness of Change

I was a disability advocate for six years, operating under the Independent Living Philosophy. The Independent Living Philosophy is the belief that people with disabilities are the experts in their own lives and learn best through the peer model. Nonprofits that operate exclusively under this philosophy must have at least 51% of their staff identifying … Continue reading The Incredible Lightness of Change