“Visibility is difficult in a world that’s not made for you. Visibility can make you feel vulnerable and unsafe. Visibility is a way of claiming space and identity—it is power.”
Geek Girl Riot’s Alice Wong is making a great and inspiring difference in increasing the visibility of disabled people, and she wants to take her mission further. In 2014 she founded The Disability Visibility Project™ (DVP), a partnership with StoryCorps and an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability stories and culture. Alice started the DVP to collect histories of disabled people, to make sure their voices are heard and represented. Championing disability culture and history, the project creates disabled media, publishes essays and guest blog posts, as well as organizes and participates in events, presentations, and panels. And now she wants to reach an even larger audience, with your help.
By donating to the DVP’s Patreon page, you’ll be making a huge difference—by helping the organization to expand and have a larger impact on the disabled community. Your donation will help to fund guest posts by disabled writers, transcriptions of audio posts for accessibility, as well as events and presentations about disability history, culture, and activism, and so much more. Watch a video from Alice below about supporting the DVP, and donate to her Patreon page here.