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Disclaimer: The views expressed in this piece are those of the author. As we celebrate Women’s History and Developmental Disability Awareness month, we must recognize the struggles women continue to face in our society. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the social and economic injustices that women, and especially women with disabilities, face. Millions of [click to continue...]

Washington, D.C., March 8 – As we celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, it is critical to recognize the unique challenges and critical contributions made by women with disabilities to American society. Data from the Annual Disability Statistics, published by the researchers at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire, [click to continue...]

New York City, March 19 – From club releases to EDM songs, recording/performing artist, songwriter and record producer Lachi is a long-established talent that continues to astound many with her diverse musical creativity and expression. With millions of streams and spins, her songs have debuted on national dance charts, played on national television shows, feature [click to continue...]

Los Angeles, California, March 5 – “I don’t look like people in Hollywood. I’m small. I have a disability. I wasn’t sure if I could have a career.” Writer-director Ashley Eakin is breaking barriers. Once ashamed of her physical disability, Eakin is now proud to be an advocate and filmmaker in this community. “My journey [click to continue...]

108,638 New Jobs for Women with Disabilities in the U.S., 94,749 Lost Jobs for Men with Disabilities Washington, D.C., March 5 – As we celebrate Women’s History Month, women with disabilities have particular reasons to celebrate. Comparing the annual disability statistics, the nonpartisan disability inclusion organization RespectAbility shows that approximately 108,000 women with disabilities entered [click to continue...]

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