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August 2, 2021

3 Links: Disability Pride Month

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Content about disabilities, curated with the rare disease community in mind.

This week, to close out Disability Pride Month, our list is related to disabilities. But it’s just a small fraction of content about disabilities — and July is just one month. What would you recommend that people read, watch, listen to, all year round? Contact us on Twitter or Instagram and let us know!

Accessible fashion and the work still left to be done

A fantastic 2020 piece by writer and #disabledandcute creator Keah Brown. “As a disabled person, I long for the independence and the ability to choose how I express myself; the fashion industry should be a place where that is made possible,” Brown writes. “Instead only a handful of companies are willing to see us as desirable consumers."

Four truths about the disability community

Writer and activist Melissa Blake (who recently wrote about loving selfies for the AllStripes blog) lists four truths she wishes everyone knew about the disability community. “There are so many things I’d like society to know about people with disabilities,” she writes. “There are so many stereotypes, even in 2021, and these misconceptions are incredibly harmful.”

Disability Visibility

A vivid, wide-ranging collection of contemporary essays about disability edited by Disability Visibility Project creator Alice Wong. As the New York Times put it, the collection “Implicitly (and sometimes explicitly) makes the case for acknowledging and accommodating society’s overlooked population of disabled people.” This collection includes an array of voices, experiences and creative styles — we highly recommend checking it out.

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