The Disability Project magnifies the leadership, collective power, analysis, and visibility of trans and queer disabled, Deaf, ill and Mad communities.
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The Disability Project is staffed by a multi-racial, cross-class, cross-disability and multi-generational disabled, trans & NBY team. Together we co-lead the project’s work and strategy.
We are informed by a Community Advisory Board of trans, NBY and queer disabled and Deaf people who bring additional BIPOC, cross-class and cross-disability leadership to the projects work.
The Disability Project
Believes that work about ableism is work about Eugenics, state control, and supremacy.
Understands that our work is inherently abolitionist.
Knows that ableism works as a mechanism and product of anti- Black racism, misogyny, and the hatred of the poor.
Recognizes that access is crucial to disabled people’s dignity and participation and is a vital part of anti-ableism; yet it alone is not an organising strategy.
Knows that Disabled and Deaf trans people, especially Black and brown people, navigate intense amounts of police violence, surveillance, and state control.
Recognizes that the experience of disability and illness are highest within marginalized trans communities and overlaps exactly with a heightened experience of violence.
Believes that to achieve meaningful trans justice, disability activism, analysis, lived experience and expertise need to be properly centered and disabled leadership followed.
Is clear that without Disability Justice none of us are free.
The Disability Project breaks isolation, grows connection, builds leadership and infrastructure for trans and queer disability, Deaf, ill and Mad communities, while increasing Disability Justice capacity in the movements that seek to serve them.
The Disability Project Core Values
The Disability Project was launched at the Transgender Law Center through a 2019 Soros Justice Fellowship.
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- What Disability Justice Activist Stacey Park Milbern Taught Us