Alice Wong founder of the Disability Visibility Project declares her support for the VOICES project in the clip below.
“An amazing opportunity that recognises the value and expertise of lived experience”
The Disability Visibility Project is an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability stories. To date the project has collected over 100 oral histories and works in community partnership with StoryCorps, based in the US. The project aims to collec the diverse voices of people in the disability community and preserve their history for all, especially underrepresented groups such as people of color, immigrants, veterans, and LGBTQIA people with disabilities.
If you are interested in the power of stories to create social change or in the importance of lived experience in informing law reform check out the VOICES Project Opening Conference on the 26th of February in Dublin. You can RSVP for what promises to be an interactive and thought-provoking event here. Contact Clíona at email@example.com for more information or if you have any accessibility requests.