Written by Kelly Cotter, Posted my Tim McCue

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. During this month Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are recognized for everything they do for the community.

DD Ombuds is celebrating by recognizing Alice Wong, an Asian American disability advocate.

Alice Wong is best known for her project, Disability Visibility.

This project has

– A website

– Book

– Podcast

– Interviews

– And oral histories

Check it out here: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com

Disability Visibility has a lot of different stories from people with disabilities. The people that are a part of Disability Visibility are very diverse.

They have different

– Races

– Sexualities

– Abilities

– And so on.

The goal of the project is to help people understand what it is like being disabled. So far Wong has over a hundred stories from people with disabilities. Wong also wanted there to be more diversity in disabled stories.

Asian American and Pacific Islander representation is important. Disabled Representation is important. All Representation is important.

Thank you, Wong for giving so many disabled voices a platform!

To learn more about Alice Wong check out her Instagram: @disability_visibility

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