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Disability Identity & Justice

This quick read gives an overview of what ableism is, who it affects, and how it affects individuals. It’s a great starting point for individuals interested in getting a deeper understanding of disability identity, justice, and oppression.

This list of 10 principles provides a basic overview of the foundations of disability justice and how they function in the world. It is an excellent resource for individuals unfamiliar with disability justice. Please check out for additional information on disability identity and justice.

This discussion by Mia Mingus about access intimacy, interdependence, and disability justice highlights key topics important within disability identity. It is offered as a transcript and in video form. The talk is from 2017, so date-specific information should be double checked.

This story by Christine Miserandino aims to describe the author’s life as a disabled woman. It is a great way to learn more about disabled folks’ experience, particularly for caregivers, educators, and allies. This resource shares the perspective of one individual, and it is not necessarily representative of the experiences of all disabled individuals.

This peer-reviewed journal article offers a comprehensive overview of the importance of disability representation in literature and how to implement this at home or in the classroom. It is a helpful resource for caregivers and educators looking to bring disability into diversity discussions and give disabled students representation within the stories they are reading. You can request a free copy of the article from the authors by clicking the linked box in the top right corner.

This article by Mia Mingus introduces and discusses the concept of forced intimacy and how that impacts disabled folks’ lives. It is an ideal resource for caregivers and educators familiar with the disability justice framework and looking to better understand how to respect and support students with disabilities.

This article explores the use of person first versus identity-first language within the disability community. It is a great read for caregivers and educators unfamiliar with what language to use when referring to disabled students. The article interviews two disabled individuals’ opinions on the matter, and other folks may have differing views or preferences.

This article discusses the concept of intersectionality and how it relates to disability. It is an excellent read for caregivers and educators seeking to understand the nuances within the identity of disabled students. This article was written in 2019, so date-specific information should be double checked.

This page was last updated on: 06/09/2021
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