Disability justice art from Sins Invalid and Micah Bazant. It depicts a disabled black and non black POC holding hands.
Disability justice art from Sins Invalid and Micah Bazant. It depicts a disabled black and non black POC holding hands.
Sticker and image from Sins Invalid and Micah Bazant. It depicts a disabled black and non black POC holding hands while one is in a wheelchair and the other is on the floor missing both their left arm and leg. Under where they are holding hands it says “to exist is to resist” in yellow. Right above this writing, against a aqua blue background is the text “disability justice means resisting together from slitary cells to open-air prisons.”

It’s time to build upon disability Justice to create something more radical and sustainable. Neoliberalism will not create the change we want to see in the world.


Capitalism and its constant emphasis on productivity being tied to one’s worth takes a toll on one’s mental health, so self-care is important, but it’s often a privilege communities of color don’t have access to.

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This goes out to all non-black people, and yes that includes non-black POC because we are all complicit whether we care to admit it or not.

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Responding to comments I’ve heard constantly in my life when I revealed my disabilities:

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P.S. I have both physical and psychiatric disabilities but I will not disclose them all here. There are many different types of disabilities so I urge you to also look into more of them to get a better glimpse of how vast the disabled community is. Disabled folks also have intersectional identities. I, for example, am Latinx, queer, low-income, and first-gen. These parts of my identity also shape my experience in the disabled community.

Ren Aguilara

Méxicanx, Disabled, Non-Binary, Xicanx, Queer. Passionate about disability justice, anti-capitalist work, and dismantling white supremacy.

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