“When we talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion, disabilities of any kind are tacked on like a tag…What we need is disability justice, which is the fight for civil rights, equal rights, and inclusive representation of people across the ability spectrum. This means seeing myself represented in the many spaces I want to exist in, including in academia — spaces that are not traditionally built for people like me or for anyone who is not able-bodied. It means removing the barriers I experience on a daily basis, physically, socially, and institutionally.” —Selise Bourla ’23
Visit the link in our bio to read Selise’s full reflection for Accessibility Week at Barnard (March 15-March 19).
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