Voices to Follow

Tiffy at Fidgets and Fries

Tiffany Hammond (aka “Tiffy”) is an author, poet, and disability self-advocate who shares her family’s story at the Fidgets and Fries page on Facebook. Her first children’s book, “A Day with No Words,” is forthcoming in spring of 2023. Articles and Links

Nina Tame

Nina Tame describes herself in bullets as: Disability activistOften wordySometimes swearyThe Disabled Step-Mum you never knew you neededShe/ Her/ They/ Them Articles and Links Disabled is Not a Bad Word (Valuable 500 opinion piece)

Andrew D. Pulrang

Andrew D. Pulrang is a writer and disability activist who created the hashtag, #CripTheVote. He is a regular contributor to Forbes and self-publishes at Disability Thinking. Articles and Links 3 Disability Microaggressions and Why They Matter (Forbes article)Ableism is More Than a Breach of Etiquette – It Has Consequences (Forbes article)

Lydia X. Z. Brown

Lydia X. Z. Brown is an advocate, organizer, educator, attorney, strategist, and writer. Their work focuses on addressing state and interpersonal violence targeting disabled people living at the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, faith, language, and nation. For their full biography, see their website.

Samantha Renke

Samantha Renke is an actor, presenter, disability and inclusion consultant, and disability rights activist, based in the U.K.

Alice Wong

Alice Wong is a disabled activist, writer, editor, media maker, and consultant. She is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture.

Emily Ladau

Emily Ladau is a disability rights activist, writer, storyteller, and digital communications consultant. She recently authored the book, “Demystifying Disability,” which is referenced on this site. For more on Emily Ladau, see her website. Articles and Links Demystifying Disability (book by Emily Ladau)

Haben Girma

Haben Girma is a human rights lawyer, author, and speaker. She is the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School and was named a White House Champion of Change by President Obama. For her full bio, see her website.

Rebecca Cokley

Rebecca Cokley is the Director of Director of the Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for American Progress (CAP). You can read some of her articles on disability justice on the CAP website. Articles and Links Why “Special Needs” is Not Helpful (2020 Medium opinion piece)

Lawrence Carter-Long

Lawrence Carter-Long is the Director of Communications at Disability rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) and creator of the #SayTheWord campaign You can read his full bio on the DREDF website. Links and Articles ‘Disabled’: Just #SayTheWord (2016 NPR interview with Barbara King )

Keah Brown

Keah Brown is an author, actress, journalist and screenwritier. Brown created the #DisabledAndCute hashtag and opened a conversation about the intersection of race and disability in her premier book, “The Pretty One.”


This page collects just a few of the many voices talking about disability today. As you click through the people on this page, you’ll find links to their websites and social media accounts. The goal is for you to listen to their thoughts and understand differences in the way people experience disability.

This page is a work-in-process and more voices will be added. If you would like to suggest a voice to add, please share using the contact form.