Last weekend, I had one of those days of multiple events and was on the go with Collin in the stroller. We needed every ramp and elevator that was available to us. There is not one day that goes by that I dont think or notice the material and non material gains of the disability justice movement. But I know these gains are beyond “access” and towards a new and transformed society.
We tend to take for granted the movement of movements that brought about ramps, elevators, texting, practicing interdependence, self care (not selfish care), the list goes on. We also forget the cross movements of the civil rights and the disability rights movement in the 1970s. I’m no expert but the more I learn, I’m in awe of the boldness and creativity and the invisibility of the disability justice movement….