Thank you to Gender Avenger for posting our editorial on the need for the voices of women with disabilities in the conference space!
Here’s a snippet below:
Seeing and hearing marginalized voices of those with disabilities is always an empowering experience for me, because it’s a chorus of opinions that must be heard for equal rights. GenderAvenger proves that women’s voices must be just as vocal and visible, and I extend that plea to women with disabilities, especially women of color. There are more women with disabilities working in a variety of industries now than ever before, and yet how many of them can you name? Who is making Forbes lists or showing up as the top 40 under 40s? Seek out those voices for your next event, beyond pledging for just women. Share how accessible and inclusive your event is. Need help? Ask. Specifically request that you are looking for panelists with disabilities, and reach out to local disability advocacy groups.