One thing I really admire about the disability community is how supportive we are of each other, and it’s something I want to cultivate in this space, as well. So I’m starting a #MondayMakers share on my Facebook and Twitter (in addition to the always ongoing features of disabled artists on my Instagram stories), where I’ll be sharing a disabled and/or fat maker– artists, writers, models, dancers, public speakers, and other makers and creators will all be shared. And I’ll share them here, as well, in a monthly roundup. :] [smiley]
Disabled in this series (and for me always) includes those who are physically disabled, those who are mentally disabled, those who have a facial/body/skin difference, those who are neurodivergent, those who are Blind, those who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, those who are disabled by their weight, and those who have a chronic illness. If I’ve missed something but you identify as disabled, I apologize and please know that this feature is still for you!
Let’s check out this month’s Makers!
Imani is a disability rights advocate and communications consultant, the Creator of Crutches & Spice, as well as the creator of the critical hashtag #DisTheOscars that challenged the lack of disabled representation (and especially positive disabled representation) in media.
Here’s where you can find Imani around the web:
Tee Franklin is a comic writer well known for her work as creator and writer of Bingo Love, a Black Queer romance graphic novel series, as well as her new graphic novel series Jook Joint.
Here’s where you can find Miz Tee around the web:
Known by her artist name Qinni, Qing is an artist known for her beautiful and colorful paintings, often of the self-described melancholy girls she’s fond of drawing.
Here’s where you can find Qing around the web:
Chella is an artist, model, activist, and writer whose “main focus is to educate others on issues regarding being queer and disabled within a safe space. “
Here’s where you can find Chella around the web:
That’s September’s Monthly Makers! I hope you’ll keep an eye out here for more monthly makers. I’ll need to skip October due to the heavy demand that Inktober is going to take, but I’ll be back with this in November!
If you yourself are fat and/or disabled and consider yourself a maker and want to be featured here, or if you know of someone who is, please send me your/their information* at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can consider them for an inclusion here!
(*A website and any social media accounts are helpful!)