SPEAKING

After becoming disabled in 2016, I made it my goal to be open and honest about my story. Beginning with Instagram, I started to share the realities of my life with chronic illness and disability. Talking to people about my experiences continues to surprise me and help me grow my own knowledge of what it means to be disabled. Going forward, I hope to continue bringing visibility to these issues through speaking engagements. By sharing my story, I hope to help audiences reframe their conception of disability and the disability rights movement. 

Listen to me reflect on my identity as a disabled person and why I decided to become a lawyer.

Previous Speaking Engagements

1.

OUTLaw and DALSA, New York University School of Law

Topic: Intersectional Identities (moderator), featuring Lydia X. Z. Brown, Victoria Roldán-Rodriguez, and T. Sydney Bergeron Mikus

2.

Tanner Center for Human Rights, University of Utah

Topic: The intersection of disability justice and decarceration efforts 

3.

Phi Alpha Delta, University of Florida

Topic: Diverse Perspectives on Law School

4.

Syracuse University College of Law

Topic: Disabled in Law School

5.

My Dearest Friends Project by DisArt

Topic: My disability identity and activism in the era of COVID

6.

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Topic: Disability rights in healthcare

7.

Presentations on digital accessibility and accommodations to a variety of audiences

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