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Disability Action Center NW

By Vicki Leeper

Disability pride has been described as “accepting and honoring each person’s uniqueness and seeing it as a natural and beautiful part of human diversity.” I also know that people with disabilities are the largest and most diverse minority group, representing all abilities, ages, ethnicities, races and religions, and socio-economic backgrounds. And it is the one minority group everyone, should they live long enough, will likely join at some time.

By working to make the world more accepting and accessible, we increase freedom for everyone! Disability is often described as a ‘medical condition’. But it’s really a part of who you are. And it’s not the only identity you have. Disability intersects all parts of your unique individuality. Let’s celebrate that intersectionality this month!



“There is no reason for us to feel shame for who we are. We were born into this world exactly as we are. We are who we were meant to be. That doesn’t mean we can’t grow and change and be better. Grow. Change. Be better. But also know you are a beautiful human being who deserves love and tenderness and care as you are.” — Stacey Park Milbern, advocate for disability pride and equity