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11/3: #IntersectionalCrips Twitter Chat

Disability Visibility Project™

#IntersectionalCrips Twitter Chat

Guest host: Sandy Ho

Thursday, November 3, 2016

5 pm Pacific/ 8 pm Eastern

The Disability Visibility Project is proud to partner with Sandy Ho, a queer Asian American disabled activist about intersectionality in the disability community. Sandy is the organizer of the first-ever Disability & Intersectionality Summit. For more about Sandy and the summit:

The summit will be 9-5 pm on Nov. 5th in Boston with the option of live-streaming. Details about the event and tickets, here:

In a recent interview with Sandy, she describes intersectionality as:

…the consideration and acceptance of every facet of a person’s identity, and existence. Whether that’s race, gender, class, sexual preference, sexual identity, disability, or immigration status – the point of intersectionality is not just to understand where and how an individual came to their experiences, but the question of “why?”

All are welcome, especially disabled people with multiple intersectional identities. Join us on Twitter to talk about diversity within the disability community, share your stories, and receive a preview the presentations at the upcoming Disability & Intersectionality Summit!

How to Participate

Follow @DisVisibility on Twitter

Use the hashtag #IntersectionalCrips when you tweet. If you only want to respond to the questions, check @DisVisibility’s timeline during the chat. The questions will be timed several minutes apart.  

Check out this explanation of how to participate in a chat by Ruti Regan:

Tweets for 11/3 chat

Welcome to our chat on intersectionality & disability! Thrilled to have guest host @DIS_DPC join us! #IntersectionalCrips

If you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #IntersectionalCrips”

Q1 Roll call! Please introduce yourself, how you identify & share any links about who you are & what you do. #IntersectionalCrips

Time to give some props: legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw, a Black feminist coined the term intersectionality #IntersectionalCrips

In a 2015 article, Crenshaw described it as “a way of thinking about identity and its relationship to power” #IntersectionalCrips

Last tweet: link of opinion piece by Kimberlé Crenshaw, legal scholar & critical race theorist #IntersectionalCrips

Q2 How does intersectionality affect the way you see yourself? How do you think it affects the way our society sees you? #IntersectionalCrips

Q3  If you identify with the term #IntersectionalCrips what does it mean to you? How does this impact your perspective or experiences?

Q4 What are some issues you’ve faced with multiple communities you belong to? Any tensions or conflicts? #IntersectionalCrips

Q5 How can the disability community ‘get woke’ on the culture, priorities, & needs of #IntersectionalCrips ?

Q6 How can our community and our social systems (beyond disability community) better engage with #IntersectionalCrips ?

Q7 If you are attending the Disability & Intersectionality Summit, what are you most excited about? #IntersectionalCrips

Q8 If you are a speaker at the Summit this Saturday, tell us a little about your talk & what you’re looking forward to. #IntersectionalCrips

Q9 How can we as #IntersectionalCrips build spaces for us to thrive in and support one another? What should our disabled allies do?

Q10 What actions or results would you like to see come from Disability & Intersectionality Summit? #IntersectionalCrips

Additional Links

Crenshaw, Kimberlé (September 24, 2015) Why Intersectionality Can’t Wait. Washington Post 

Thompson, Vilissa & Wong, Alice. (July 26, 2016). #GetWokeADA26: Disabled People of Color Speak Out, Part One. Ramp Your Voice!

Thompson, Vilissa & Wong, Alice. (July 26, 2016). #GetWokeADA26: Disabled People of Color Speak Out, Part Two. Ramp Your Voice! Disability Visibility Project.

Brown, Keah. (October 14, 2016). Disabled People Of Color Struggle To Be Heard. The Establishment.


Image of Sandy Ho, a young Asian American woman in a wheelchair, outdoors on a sunny day. She is wearing sunglasses.

Sandy Ho lives in Massachusetts, and is a disability activist, and presenter. Sandy had formerly helped to found Thrive Mentoring which is a group for young disabled women who are mentored by older disabled women which still continues to exist today. The Disability & Intersectionality Summit is her first concrete action towards addressing race relations, and the lived experiences of multiple minorities in the disability community. She loves attending Red Sox games, and reading fiction novels in her spare time.

Twitter: @DIS_DPC


Image of an Asian American woman in her bedroom. She's in a wheelchair and wearing a mask around her nose with a tube. She has a multi-colored plaid scarf around her neck.

Alice Wong is a San Francisco-based disability advocate, freelance journalist, television watcher, cat lover, and coffee drinker. Alice is the Founder and Project Coordinator for the Disability Visibility Project (DVP), a community partnership with StoryCorps and an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability stories and culture. Currently she is a co-partner with Andrew Pulrang and Gregg Beratan for #CripTheVote, a non-partisan online campaign encouraging the political participation of people with disabilities.  

Twitter: @SFdirewolf



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