Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #DisabilityTooWhite

Most recents (8)

Thank you @azdisabilitylaw and @labelleverite

This week want to get to amplify those who are Black and Disabled in all areas of higher education with

#BlackDEHEMRollCall 🙌🏾

Your self diagnosis is valid. You don’t need to disclose. We want to build community and 1/
You can mention wanting the link to the Discord and we will DM it to you. If you have any questions about disability, ask us anything. We will amplify it to share with others who have the same question. Racism is hard to face & with ableism it can be a compounded burden 2/
We are here this month to dispel myths, start conversation, amplify events at the intersection of race and disability as well as each of you who identify as Black and Disabled. #DisabilityTooWhite is what we hope to bring to dismantle by amplifying diverse voices. #BlackInX, 3/
Read 7 tweets
Sorry, rant is really over now for realz

a friend recently ended a multi year disability process & it came to naught & it just brought back a lot of rage

People do not understand what it is like to be disabled in this country & they do not understand why it can suck so much
Of all the political groups I've found Libertarians w/ their natural distrust of gov to be the ones most likely to understand the problem

Though it's usually a general economic argument and thus miss the human component, which has to be seen to be believd how messed up it all is
Neither major political parties gives a damn about disabled americans or for meaningfully reforming the system

At least the GOP doesn't pretend to have our back

The Dems do, & waste our energies on social justice campaigns, #disabilitytoowhite

disgusting 🤢
Read 5 tweets
So Chris Rock is autistic.

"His decision to seek meaningful help..by a friend’s suggestion he may have Asperger’s. It prompted a nine-hour battery of cognitive tests earlier this year, from which doctors diagnosed Rock with a condition called nonverbal learning disorder" 1/3
"or NVLD. As he’s come to understand it, he has tremendous difficulty with non-verbal signals — which doesn’t sound too drastic until, as he explains, you consider that some 80 percent of communication is nonverbal. "And all I understand are the words," he says." 2/3
Of course, even when it's a celebrity, someone who's not a white cis man can't get an autism diagnosis. #DisabilityTooWhite 3/3
Read 6 tweets
I'd like the above sonnet to move. So ideally you know the answer--it is a widely known answer in disability circles--and then you're it. You write yr own "Tag, You're It" sonnet, same form, same first line, different tags, different code to answer. Whoever answers that, etc.
Tagging people I think might be up for this challenge @SandraBeasley @sagrossman @SF_Montgomery @authorKQ @gm_palmer @cyreejarelle only crips/disabled poets @CadeyLadey @jesilfa @travisclau yes you have to know answer to 1st one b/c it will lead you b/c cyborg magic
Read 4 tweets
hey you! have you ever thought about how full your tl is of non-disabled people all the time?

💗 here’s a list of intersectional, disabled advocates for disability rights i recommend following: A THREAD 💗

(please drop more @'s in the replies for me to add!!)
before the specific people, here are some orgs/collectives that help uplift disabled voices you should absolutely 100% follow: @BlackDisability @DisabilityToday @DisVisibility
ok @judithheumann is THE og. she should be a household name but she isn’t. don’t just follow but RESEARCH. she’s helped pioneer so much legal change in America, notably the ADA. pls read her entire bio and then some!!! she also has a book and TED talk: ted.com/talks/judith_h…
Read 9 tweets
Thread:
1.
‘Public schools were closed to me because of my wheelchair, and special schools were closed to me because I was black”
The Mar 1970 edition of Performance mag. profiled the polio survivor and disabled artist & teacher Juanita Cotton.
#DisHist #DisabilityTooWhite The image shows a black and...
2.
Born in Oklahoma, Juanita was educated at home & graduated high school at 20. Her counselor refused to support her studying art in college. He “tried to find a reason why I couldn’t go to college” & sent her to a psychiatrist for wanting to study art. She persisted.
#DisHist Image
3.
She was the 1st black woman & the 1st disabled woman ever to study in the art Department @UofOklahoma, where she was 'largely ignored' by other students & confronted all the problems of wheelchair users including falling down a large flight of steps on campus.
#DisHist
Read 6 tweets
White disabled people really need to stop with hot takes on representations of disabled people of color that don’t even MENTION race (see below). #disabledbutnotreally #disabilitytoowhite

qz.com/1671776/the-pr…
Read 4 tweets
We already have #DisabilityTooWhite for the disability community as a whole dealing with why there no representation of disabled POC. Now, we need a hashtag for #ActuallyAutistic community and the new hashtag is #AutismTooWhite. Yes I said it- Autism is damn white. /1
We need to fix this problem right now. The image of autism need to change and have to reflex the REAL diversity in the autistic community. If you know autism affect everyone, you know you have to represent everyone within the community and not the majority of the community. /2
It is not fair at all to leave out #ActuallyAutistic POC of the conversation. We need to do better. We cannot let the image of autism continues to dominate the media and conversations. All of you could see is autistic white males. This is the stereotype still exists today. /3
Read 6 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!