Introduction: Recently, a movement has been growing to celebrate and promote disability pride. Disability Pride Month, observed annually in July, provides a platform to raise awareness, challenge stigmas, and foster a sense of inclusivity and acceptance for individuals with disabilities. The month of July was chosen as Disability Pride Month because the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed in law on July 26,1990. Over the years, celebrations have become more widespread and more cities have officially recognized the month. It is a time to recognize the unique experiences, strengths, and contributions of people with disabilities and to advocate for a more equitable and accessible society. In this blog, we delve into the significance of Disability Pride Month and explore why it is essential to celebrate and embrace disability pride.
Here are some recent photos from Disability Pride Fest at MakeStudio:
Conclusion: Disability Pride Month is an essential time to celebrate the diversity, achievements, and resilience of individuals with disabilities. It is a month to challenge stigmas, promote accessibility, empower individuals, and advocate for change. Allies can support us by centering disabled voices, establish a foundation of accessibility in every space you're in, join advocacy efforts without speaking over disabled people, and challenge implicit bias you hold surrounding disability. By embracing disability pride, we create a society that values and respects the contributions and worth of every individual. Let us come together to celebrate Disability Pride Month and work towards building a more inclusive and equitable world for all.
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