Ramp Your Voice! seeks to keep its readers, supporters, fellow advocates, & key stakeholders updated on the latest news and developments regarding the organization’s existence and impact.

Ramp Your Voice! in the News!

May 22nd, 2017 – Teen Vogue – What “Everything, Everything” Gets Wrong About Living As a Disabled Person
May 18th, 2017 – Cameron Airen / #FeministStory – Kink/BDSM Twitter Chat
May 18th, 2017 – No, Totally! – #161 – #DisabilityTooWhite with Vilissa Thompson
May 18th, 2017 – The Establishment – Revisiting #DisabilityTooWhite One Year Later (Hint: There’s Still A Problem)
May 18th, 2017 – Alice Wong / Disability Visibility Project – #DisabilityTooWhite Hashtagversary
May 15th, 2017 – Al Jazeera / The Stream – Disability in the Time of ‘Trumpcare,’ Part II
May 11th, 2017 – Al Jazeera / The Stream – Disability in the Time of ‘Trumpcare,’ Part I
May 9th, 2017 – Universal FanCon – Announcing Ramp Your Voice! as an Affiliate of FanCon
May 2nd, 2017 – Folks – Black Disabled Girl Magic
April 8th, 2017 – The New Social Worker – #MacroSW:  What Is the Role of Allies?  The Macro Social Work Approach to Understanding Disability and Online Disability Advocacy
April 2nd, 2017 – The Lemonade Show – Must Be Two Bibles featuring Vilissa Thompson
March 31st, 2017 – Not Otherwise Specified (NOS) Magazine – Newsletter:  This Week in Neurodiversity
March 24th, 2017 – Not Otherwise Specified (NOS) Magazine – Newsletter:  This Week in Neurodiversity
March 23rd, 2017 – EasterSeals Thrive – #DisabledWomenThrive Feature
March 21st, 2017 – Anna Julia Cooper Center – Newsletter:  Donna Edwards, Marissa Alexander, and Vilissa Thompson
March 18th, 2017 – Black Perspectives / AAIHS – Ramp Your Voice:  An Interview with Vilissa Thompson
March 14th, 2017 – Huffington Post – How Murder Victims With Disabilities Get Blamed For Their Own Deaths
March 10th, 2017 – Disability Intersectionality Summit – Workshop Presentation:  Vilissa Thompson:  #DisabilityTooWhite:  Disability Community And Its Diversity Problem
March 10th, 2017 – TONIC – I’m Waiting for the Disabled Bachelor
March 8th, 2017 – Esquire – Disabled Americans Have the Most to Fear Under RepubliCare
March 8th, 2017 – Center for Disability Rights – To Be Disabled and a Social Worker:  Belonging to Two Different Worlds
March 5th, 2017 – Rebecca Theodore / Miami Film Festival – Google Talks:  Gender & Racial Gaps in Film + Tech
March 4th, 2017 – Everyday Feminism – Let’s Unpack the Damage of Being Labeled High- or Low-Functioning 
March 1st, 2017 – Ruderman Family Foundation – The Ruderman White Paper:  Media Coverage of the Murder of People with Disabilities by Their Caregivers
February 28th, 2017 – Disability Visibility Project – More Than A Villain:  Ivar the Boneless and Disability
February 23rd, 2017 – National Advisory Board – Doing Double Time – A Look at the Unique Stakes of Black and Disability Identity
February 15th, 2017 – Ms. Foundation – Spotlighting #BlackHistoryMonth 
February 13th, 2017 – Open Dialogue/AMI – Disability Policy 2017
February 13th, 2017 – Al Jazeera English – The Stream – Reverend William Barber’s moral
February 11th, 2017 – Black Girl Nerds Podcast – BGN #103 | Bookworms, Womanism, and Sundance with Curtiss Cook
February 13th, 2017 – Bitch Media – 20 Black Women You Should Be Following Right Now
February 7th, 2017 – Upworthy – 23 Incredible Black Women Whose Words of Wisdom You Need to Hear
February 7th, 2017 – Elma Lewis Center – Resource List About Intersectionality
February 2nd, 2017 – California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) – #DisabledAndProud For Black History Month
February 2017 – San Francisco Senior & Disability Action – Disability History
January 30th, 2017 – Books by Intisar – Reading While Disabled:  Kid/YA Lit Faves (Part 2) | Disability in Fiction
January 26th, 2017 – Easter Seals Blog – An Expert Shares Her Tips on Dating with a Disability
January 23rd, 2017 – Just Add Color – The Hollow Crown:  The Wars of the Roses Blerd Chat with Monique and Ramp Your Voice’s Vilissa Thompson
January 23rd, 2017 – Books by Intisar – Reading While Disabled:  Kid/YA Lit Faves (Part 1) | Disability in Fiction
January 20th, 2017 – Crutches & Spice – An Inauguration Day Letter to My Fellow Disabled Citizens
January 18th, 2017 – Daily Beast – I Have a Special-Needs Son and Betsy Devos Scares Me to Death
January 12th, 2017 – ACLU – Further Reflections from Disability Rights Advocates
January 12th, 2017 – ACLU – Caged In:  The Devastating Harms of Solitary Confinement on Prisoners with Physical Disabilities 
January 6th, 2017 – NY Times – Beating of Disabled Teenager Highlights a Crime That Often Goes Unpunished
January 2nd, 2017 – Tonia Says – Great Disability Blog Posts of 2016 (Part 7)
January 2nd, 2017 – Tonia Says – Great Disability Blog Posts of 2016 (Part 6)
January 1st, 2017 – Tonia Says – Great Disability Blog Posts of 2016 (Part 5)
December 30th, 2016 – Lead On Network – Top 10 #Disability Events in #2016
December 30th, 2016 – Tonia Says – Great Disability Blog Posts of 2016 (Part 3)
December 29th, 2016 – Tonia Says – Great Disability Blog Posts of 2016 (Part 2)
December 28th, 2016 – Tonia Says – Great Disability Blog Posts of 2016 (Part 1)
December 9th, 2016 – Buzzfeed – 13 People with Disabilities Discuss Their Post-Election Concerns
December 7th, 2016 – #CripTheVote Twitter Chat – #CripTheVote:  Intersectional activism & the #disability community
December 6th, 2016 – No Totally! – #141 – Ramp Your Voice! with Vilissa Thompson
November 16th, 2016 – GrubStreet – Why I Write Vol. 13:  Simply the Vessel to Speak the Truth
November 15th, 2016 – Crutches and Spice – Don’t Forget those “Inspirational” Crips:  A Guide to Disability Ally-ship in the Age of Trump
November 1st, 2016 – Al Jazeera / The Stream – Disability and the US Election:  Part II
October 31st, 2016 – Al Jazeera / The Stream – Disability and the US Election:  Part I
October 27th, 2016 – Ruderman Family Foundation – The Difficult Decision We Shouldn’t Have to Make:  Employment or Life
October 26th, 2016 – Rooted In Rights – This Year, I Have a Reason to Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month
October 25th, 2016 – BraunAbility – Dating with a Disability:  One Woman’s Search
October 24th, 2016 – Open Dialogue/AMI – Disability Votes
October 23rd, 2016 – Mashable – 14 hashtags helping people with disabilities find community on social media
October 14th, 2016 – The Establishment – Disabled People of Color Struggle to Be Heard
October 13th, 2016 – #MacroSW – Online Disability Advocacy & Social Work:  What is the role of allies?
September 27th, 2016 – Rooted In Rights – #CripTheVoteStories VideoVideo Description
September 22nd, 2016 – Rewire – Advocates:  Clinton’s Speech on Disabilities Fell Short in One Big Way
September 21st, 2016 – Anna Julia Cooper Center / Wake Forest University – Syllabi & Bibliographies
September 21st, 2016 – The Atlantic – Speechless is Breaking New Ground on Television

September 12th, 2016 – Media Diversified – The Paralympics Representation Problem
August 22nd, 2016 – This Mess – #CultOfCompliance:  Disabled/Deaf People Killed for Non-Compliance and Disability Erasure
August 11th, 2016 – This Mess – Korryn Gaines:  Narratives of Race and Disability
August 3rd, 2016 – ColorWebMag – Disabled People of Color Highlighted in #GetWokeADA26 Survey
July 29th, 2016 – AutoStraddle – Disabled People of Color Speak Out With #GetWokeADA26
July 25th, 2016 – AutoStraddle – 10 Badass Disabled Women You Should Know
July 20th, 2016 – Black Girls Talking – #DisabilityTooWhite:  On Disability & Representation
July 19th, 2016 – Black, Disabled, And Proud – Examples of Black and African American College Graduates with Disabilities
July 18th, 2016 – Buzzfeed – The Intersectional Woman’s Reading List
July 14th, 2016 – Center on Disability Rights – Twitter Chat:  #CDRChat on the ADA
July 11th, 2016 – AutoStraddle – Hey TV Writers – Here’s the Disabled Character You Need
July 1st, 2016 – The Establishment – The Political Ad That Finally Got Disability (More) Right
June 28th, 2016 – Huffington Post – Confronting the Whitewashing Of Disability:  Interview with #DisabilityTooWhite Creator Vilissa Thompson
June 24th, 2016 – This Mess – #CripTheVote and Dante:  Priorities USA Cuts a New Ad Featuring Disabled Child of Color Speaking for Himself
June 12th, 2016 – The Atlantic / David Perry – A Clinton Ad Full of Disability Stereotypes
June 9th, 2016 – Buzzfeed / Ariane Lange – The ‘Me Before You’ Backlash Was Bigger Than Anyone Expected
June 3rd, 2016 – Pushing Limits Radio Show – #DisabilityTooWhite – Call In
June 2016 – Huffington Post – Vilissa Thompson’s Author Archive (Accessibility & Black Voices Blogger)
May 25th, 2016 – Blog Talk Radio / JusticeBeat2Day Podcast – The Intersection of Race and Access with Vilissa Thompson
May 24th, 2016 – Tea with Queen & J Podcast – I Can’t F*ck with Zippers
(#DisabilityTooWhite is mentioned around 35 minutes into the podcast)
May 24th, 2016 – ColorWebMag – Exclusive Interview:  #DisabilityTooWhite Creator Vilissa Thompson
May 23rd, 2016 –  Real Feminism Stories – Vilissa Thompson on Intersectionality, Dating Advice for Disabled Women, and being a Womanist
May 20th, 2016 – The Fem – The Whitewashing of Disability:  Trolls, #DisabilityTooWhite, and The Fight For Proper Representation
May 20th, 2016 – ATTN: – #DisabilityTooWhite Calls Out Disability Media Coverage
May 19th, 2016 – DailyDot – #DisabilityTooWhite calls out media for not depicting disabled PoC
May 18th, 2016 – Storify / Alice Wong – #DisabilityTooWhite:  Complex Conversations
May 9th, 2016 – This Mess – Vilissa Thompson’s Black Disabled Woman Syllabus
May 2nd, 2016 – Kate Hart – Badass Ladies You Should Know:  Vilissa Thompson
April 25th, 2016 – Easter Seals’ Thrive Advocacy – Dating & Finding Love as a Disabled Woman
March 9th, 2016 – Winthrop University’s My Winthrop Experience – Alumni Profile 
March 2nd, 2016 – Winthrop University’s News & Events – Two-Time Alumna Champions Disabilities Advocacy at The White House
February 3rd, 2016 – BraunAbility – Using Technology to Fight Accessible Parking Violations
September 10th, 2015 – National Black Disability Coalition – Vilissa Thompson and Krip-Hop Nation Talks Journalism and Police Brutality Against Black Disabled People 
August 27th, 2015 – Levo League – #StrongerForIt:  Vilissa Thompson, Social Worker and Founder of Ramp Your Voice!
July 21st, 2015 – Institute for Educational Leadership – We Are the ADA Generation
March 19th, 2015 – Easter Seals’ Thrive Advocacy – Keep Ya Head Up:  Self-Love and Sisterhood as a Disabled Woman
January 13th, 2014 – N.A.H. Blog – Forcing the Doors of Diversity Wide Open:  The People Who Inspire Series:  Vilissa K. Thompson

Ramp Your Voice!’s Press Releases

The following are the press releases the organization has published.  Releases are listed from latest to earliest:
November 17th, 2016Presenting About #DisabilityTooWhite at the Disability & Intersectionality Summit
July 19th, 2016Celebrating the 3rd Anniversary of Ramp Your Voice!
May 26th, 2016#DisabilityTooWhite:  Making the “Good Trouble” in Advocacy
March 31st, 2016#WOCwD Matter!:  My Presentation about Women of Color with Disabilities at the SC-NASW Spring Symposium
March 2nd, 2016I Celebrated Black Disability History at The White House!

September 16th, 2014Want to Be a Part of a Disability Rights & Advocacy Organization? Become an Intern at Ramp Your Voice!
July 29th, 2014Ways You Can Contribute to the Ramp Your Voice! Disability Movement
July 19th, 2014Ramp Your Voice! Turns 1!!!!
July 15th, 2014Reflections of Launching a Disability Rights & Advocacy Organization: RYV’s Turning 1
March 11th, 2014Ramped My Voice for Social Work Month 2014!
January 19th, 2014Celebrating the Six Months Launch of Ramp Your Voice!
January 14th, 2014  – Interviewed for the People Who Inspire Series on the N.A.H. Blog
December 31st, 2013Top 5 Stories of 2013 on Ramp Your Voice!
November 12th, 2013Featured as a Panelist for TOOST Radio
August 24th, 2013Celebrating the One Month Launch of Ramp Your Voice!
July 19th, 2013Ramp Your Voice!, the Brainchild Movement of Vilissa Thompson

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