We’re so excited to bring you this interview with the reigning Disability Hashtag Queen, Imani Barbarin. Imani is a writer, blogger, public speaker, and social media advocate hailing from the Philadelphia area. A graduate of the Masters in Global Communications program at the American University of Paris, she uses her skills to advocate for the representation, inclusion and empowerment of disabled people at the intersections of race and feminism.
Disabled people have a right to privacy, don’t we? So why is social media inundated with stories, pictures, and videos of disabled people in vulnerable or private moments – often shared without their consent? How can we put an end to this in a culture that thrives on attention gained oversharing? And what is the difference between meaningful or educational disability-related content and content that exploits its subject for the sake of virality. We discuss in this episode.
People should be compensated for their work right? Yet somehow, people with disabilities are all too often forgotten about when it comes time to get paid. Click here for the transcript for this episode. The transcript for this episode is sponsored by SeamlessDocs.
NB: It was brought to our attention by one of our listeners that there is no official registry for Emotional Support Animals. We don’t know where or how Wally was registered, but no matter what it isn’t official.