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Vilissa Thompson

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Vilissa Thompson is a disability rights advocate, social worker[1] and writer.[2][3] She is the creator of the social media campaign #DisabilityTooWhite[4][5] and is the founder of the organization Ramp Your Voice.[6] She has been featured in Forbes,[4] the Huffington Post,[7] NY Times,[8] Buzzfeed,[9] Bitch Media, Upworthy,[10] Black Girl Nerds,[11] and The Atlantic.[12] She also created the Black Disabled Woman Syllabus.[13]

References[edit]

  1. Picciuto, Elizabeth (2017-01-18). "I Have a Special-Needs Son and Betsy DeVos Scares Me to Death". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  2. "20 Black Women You Should Be Following Right Now". Bitch Media. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  3. "Vilissa Thompson | HuffPost". www.huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harrington, Samantha. "This Founder Creates Conversations On Disability And Intersectionality". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  5. "#DisabilityTooWhite calls out media for not depicting disabled POC | The Daily Dot". The Daily Dot. 2016-05-19. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  6. "Home Page - Ramp Your Voice!". Ramp Your Voice!. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  7. Blahovec, Sarah (2016-06-28). "Confronting the Whitewashing Of Disability: Interview with #DisabilityTooWhite Creator Vilissa Thompson". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  8. "Beating of Disabled Teenager Highlights a Crime That Often Goes Unpunished". Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  9. "13 People With Disabilities Talk About Life Post-Election". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  10. "23 incredible black women whose words of wisdom you need to hear". Upworthy. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  11. BGN #103 | Bookworms, Womanism, and Sundance with Curtiss Cook, retrieved 2018-07-23
  12. Perry, David M. (2016-09-21). "'Speechless' Is Breaking New Ground on Television". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  13. "Black Disabled Woman Syllabus: A Compilation - Ramp Your Voice!". Ramp Your Voice!. 2016-05-05. Retrieved 2018-07-23.


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