An Interactive Session with Photographer Rick Guidotti Rockville, Md., Aug. 22 – Rick Guidotti, an award-winning photographer, visited with RespectAbility Fellows earlier this summer and spent the day taking our portraits. Guidotti became restless of societal standards of beauty after taking pictures of supermodels for renowned publications such as Elle and LIFE magazine. “I was [click to continue...]
Advice from Bipartisan Policy Center’s Calvin Harris Rockville, Md., July 25 – As a native from St. Louis, Missouri, Calvin Harris is no stranger to disability advocacy. Harris’ mother worked in the neuromuscular lab at the Washington University School of Medicine, which created a path for Harris’ passions for disability advocacy. Harris volunteered with disability [click to continue...]
Dave is a sophomore at Indiana University. Her enthusiasm for chronic illness and disability advocacy stems from her own condition, Ulcerative Colitis. She is the founder of the Crohn’s and Colitis Teen Times, a nonprofit supporting teenagers with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.
A Conversation with Donna Meltzer: A Role Model for Disability Advocates Rockville, Md., June 29 – Donna Meltzer, the CEO of the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), is not an ordinary disability rights advocate. In fact, it was an internship with Congress that opened her eyes to a new world of activism. [click to continue...]
Advice on Connecting with People from AIPAC Strategist Jonathan Kessler Rockville, Md., June 9 – “It’s not about how the cards are dealt, it’s about how you play them,” Jonathan Kessler told RespectAbility fellows on Wednesday. Many of us RespectAbility fellows have had considerable medical and physical obstacles to overcome, but it’s people like Kessler who [click to continue...]