Disabled People Of Color Struggle To Be Heard

Keah Brown
Oct 14, 2016 · 7 min read

I am a black disabled woman. Those six words convey the essence of who I am — not all that I am, but the lens through which I navigate the world. I am black, and I am disabled. But often, these intersecting identities make me twice as much of an outsider.

I was raised by a single mother, who treated my older brother, able-bodied twin sister, and me as equals. Every bike, pair of roller…