Dr. Barbara Bell

A smiling woman in a blue dress wearing a hat of mixed white and rainbow colors with cat ears. 
I’m pleased to join the virtual disability “march.” I “march” in support of humane treatment of disabled people, women’s rights, LGBTQIA+ rights, racial equality, income equality, a living wage for workers, disabled and retired people, and access to affordable healthcare for all. I “march” for everyone who feels invisible, forgotten, left behind and otherwise marginalized.
The weakness, exhaustion, Post-Exertional Malaise and pain of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Fibromyalgia and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) prevent me from working, and make attending events like the Women’s March in D.C. impossible. I’m grateful to the organizers of this virtual march for creating this opportunity to participate in advocacy and gather with my disabled siblings.

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