INTERVIEW: Erin Noon Kay & Claiming Disabilities
DISABILITY IS A BADGE OF HONOR.
Creating Strength and Empowerment for People with Disabilities
Erin Noon Kay is the CEO & Founder of Claiming Disability Inc. Erin identifies as a "fierce disabled entrepreneurial woman," with Cerebral Palsy. She uses a walker and wheelchair occasionally, but she believes it's "OK" to look disabled and is working hard to bring representation for disability in film and everyday culture through media projects and disability-related content. She believes "disabled," is NOT is a bad word, but a badge of honor, a beautiful community, a culture. She has worked in the non-profit, governmental, and business sectors for over 10 years.
The original concept of Claiming Disability, Inc. started as a collective partnership with her friend, Mollie Miller, who also has Cerebral Palsy and is a strong disabilities advocate. Although, Mollie has moved on the message of empowerment and acceptance in the disabled community continues to strive and grow.
Now, Claiming Disability, Inc is connected to over 3,000 disability advocates from around the world, including Jim Lebrecht and Nicole Newnhawn, the Directors/Executive Producers of Crip Camp. A groundbreaking summer camp galvanizes a group of teens with disabilities to help build a movement, forging a new path toward greater equality.
Claiming Disability Inc wants to spread our messages of empowerment and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that shared experiences can greatly impact inclusion. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team and our community of supporters work to embrace diversity and disability as an asset toward the greater good.
CLAIMING DISABILITY INC AT A GLANCE
Helping people find strength and courage to celebrate disability
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