Heidi Lasher-Oakes

I am so many other things besides disabled. In my life I am, or have been, a/n academic administrative assistant animal-lover babysitter baker biologist bookstore clerk cancer survivor cook cleaner custom color matcher daughter dishwasher editor ESL instructor flock-mate to three canaries friend gardener granddaughter grant-writer knitter library page niece patient photographer poet reader seamstress…

Robin Rose

I’m joining this march because I know that love, compassion, and kindness is the only way out of this big pickle we’re in.

Melissa

I am joining the Disability March in solidarity with friends who are going to physical marches that I am unable to attend. I have degenerative discs, sciatica, and fibromyalgia that keep me from standing or walking for long periods of time.  I am joining in support of friends with Lupus, Muscular Dystrophy, Hepatitis C, and…

Trevor McCarthy

My name is Trevor McCarthy. I am “marching” with you on behalf of my beautiful wife, Deb, a woman with CP, who is the love of my life.I protest a sexist, divisive, President, who preaches “America First,” but won his office through the machinations of a Foreign Power, who openly knows nothing, cares to learn…

Leslie

Hi! My name is Leslie. I am joining the disability march because I wanted to attend the Women’s March but having MS made that difficult. I want to march for women’s rights and to stress the importance of addressing violence against women in the United States.

Nadine Szablya

I am a freelance writer. I’ve been an epileptic for 23 years. My epilepsy is further complicated by stage IV cirrhosis of the liver, hepatic encephalopathy, and type I diabetes, all manifestations of 23 years of epilepsy medications. I planned to march in Houston, TX, but on the day of the march I knew a…

Bonnie Bleiweiss

I’m on oxygen and have a suppressed immune system. Many of my friends across the country are participating. I stand with you.

April

April made a video and we love this so much! Here’s my contribution to the virtual #DisabilityMarch in solidarity with the #WomensMarch! 💗#NastyWomen #BostonWomensMarch @DisabilityMarch pic.twitter.com/HnV9ITDgdE — April DelRario (@AprilDelRario) January 22, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js [Video description: For the duration of the video, April is in front of a large screen showing marchers, many wearing pink…

Serena

I’ve had juvenile fibromyalgia and chronic migraine headaches since the age of 15. I also have intrauterine hyperplasia, something that was only helped by getting an IUD at my local planned parenthood, because no other gynecologist nearby would take my insurance, Medicaid and Medicare. I have also dealt with major depression disorder, generalized anxiety and…

Angela

As a person with a disability, I am concerned with how a Trump presidency can negatively affect so many people. The hateful rhetoric from the campaign, the fear he has placed in so many people’s hearts and the grave concerns those with a disability/health issues have as it relates to health insurance coverage are enough…

Group of 55 marchers

Name: Christine Sarno-Doyle Why I Am Joining The March : I am joining the March because it’s important to me that I add my voice and my being to the message of equality. I’m 63 years old and I’ve lived through and overcome discrimination – from taking out a loan, buying a car, and in the workplace….

Erin Tippit

Why I Am Joining The March : I believe we need to express just how much harm our president-elect and his supporters can and will execute. The only way to improve this country is loving and supporting one another. Not division. I have chronic knee issues and at 19 have just had two more knee…