Can You Be a Diva With a disABILITY? Can disABLED Youth Make a Difference? Does a disABILITY Mean you Can Live Barrier Free? Can disABILITY Empower? Yes, Of Course!

How often do you see positive media portrayals of anyone with disabilities in the media?  I hardly ever do and that’s unfortunate because having a disability or handicap doesn’t mean you can’t create positive change in your community or around the world. What it means is offering different views and unique solutions to create sustainable change for ALL.

Divas with Disabilities is giving African-American women with physical or non-physical disabilities a voice.

“The Divas with DisAbilities Project (DWDP) is an earnest effort to show that women with physical disabilities, chronic medical conditions, and congenital deformities are more than just their wheelchairs, prosthesis, canes, and limps. Women of color with Disabilities are, in fact, Divas with disAbilities—Dynamic, Inspirational, Victorious, Achieving, Sisters who are endowed with beauty, brains, and talents.” Read more at Divaswithdisabilities.com/about.html

Youth Organizing(YO) Disabled and Proud organizes, educates and connects youth with disabilities.

“We engage youth to learn about our history, the disability rights movement, disability pride, organizing and advocacy. Youth with disabilities build community with each other, develop a sense of leadership, a positive disability identity and organize and mobilize each other on issues that affect our lives.” Read more at Yodisabledproud.org/volunteer

Barrier Free Me is one woman’s blog that shows having a disABILITY is not her only definition.

“In this blog I will be sharing with all of you my love for: beauty, fashion and any other musings that inspire me. No matter what I share through this platform, I look forward to igniting sparks within my readers to be inspired and empowered despite any challenges that they may be facing. Whether it comes through reading a post on a trending makeup look, latest fashion insights, or simply about my daily life… if it inspired someone in any way, then that’s what I hope to achieve.” Read more at Barrierfree.me

Disability Empowerment Worldwide is promoting and organizing events and activities that empower people with disabilities. Read more at Facebook.com/DisabilityEmpowered

 If Helen Keller and Stella Young are the only famous people with disABILITIES you can think of then its high time you learn about the millions of successful people who didn’t let their abilities hold them back. They are activists, scientists, actors, teachers, writers, athletes and the list goes on. Find a new role model and be inspired by reading more at Disabled-world.com/artman/publish/article_0060.shtml

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What’s your favorite disABLED positive website or blog? Leave a comment below.

Share this with your friends. Let’s stop the stigma of living with disability.

Are you a volunteerYou can share your experience and inspire others on our Volunteer Story Page

Read about people around the globe who are creating sustainable change in books one and two of the Change Is Up To You Project on Amazon.com

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2 Responses to Can You Be a Diva With a disABILITY? Can disABLED Youth Make a Difference? Does a disABILITY Mean you Can Live Barrier Free? Can disABILITY Empower? Yes, Of Course!

  1. Impower You says:

    Thank you Gina!

  2. Gina Guercia says:

    Great Article!

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