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How do we honor the our disabled elders & ancestors?

When I first found out that Carrie Ann Lucas @DisabilityCubed died 3 days ago, it was painful. Like countless of sick, chronically ill, and disabled people, she died at the hands of the medical industrial complex.
Carrie Ann created disability culture, family, and community. She lifted people up and defended their rights. She fought the system with every tool at her disposal. She loved her friends and family fiercely.
Stories can carry our history, joy, love & grief into the future. We can preserve Carrie Ann's crip wisdom by sharing stories about her. I'm delighted to publish 2 guest pieces for @DisVisibility by disabled parents about Carrie Ann, a badass unapologetic queer disabled mother.
Creating a Disabled Family: The Life of Carrie Ann Lucas
By @CorbettOToole

"We were two poor queer disabled women navigating systems designed for nondisabled parents with money...
...undaunted, she turned her considerable intelligence to issues for disabled parents."

"If you want to honor Carrie, fight for the lives of disabled people. We are endangered. If they can kill Carrie, who is next? Here are 4 steps you can take right now"
"Get involved. Vote...Pick one policy that is harming disabled people and fight to change it...Make a public commitment to increasing accessibility...Donate to disability-led (especially disabled people of color-led) organizations and projects in Carrie Ann’s name."
Carrie Ann Lucas Was a BAMF (badass motherfucker)
By @RebeccaCokley

"Every parent with a disability could benefit from a friend like Carrie Ann. The fact that she is no longer in our world just enrages me more now..."
"Carrie Ann Lucas died to save $2000, even though it ended up costing the insurance company over $1 million to try and salvage their error...For Carrie Ann and all the future world changers she left behind, we must continue to fight..."
If you can, here are 2 orgs you can give to from this FB post. Add a note: "The Carrie Lucas Fund" with your donation

Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
Who do you love? Which communities give you a sense of safety, belonging, and pride? How does the wisdom of our ancestors show up in our daily lives?
#AccessIsLove #CripTheVote #SuckItAbleism
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