Category: Blog

Chairs' Corner: This is what democracy looks like

What a year it’s been for the Women’s Caucus!  It started with us channeling Rosie the Riveter at the Women’s March, saying “we can do it” to passing the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Then, we wrote thousands of postcards together with the Global Womens’…

Top 5 tips for being a good disability ally

By Steph Ryde As allies, non-disabled individuals can use their privilege to amplify disabled people’s voices and activism. Becoming an ally can seem daunting and many people shy away from it as they are afraid of making a mistake. In truth, we all make mistakes…

Making the vote more accessible

By Steph Ryde The right to vote has always been something that I have taken for granted. As a non-disabled, white, cis woman I have never had an issue requesting or casting my ballot.  So I admit that I was shocked and surprised as…

Pregnant and disabled: ‘People are fighting battles every day’

As a sought-after teacher aide for children with severe spectrum disorders, my sister Katie was no stranger to disability. Having battled chronic Lyme disease as a young adult, she had first-hand experience with disabilities that helped her earn the trust of her students and…