Awesome Everywhere!

United Arab Emirates

Dubai

United States

Alaska

Ann Arbor, MI

Asheville, NC

Atlanta, GA

Austin, TX

Baltimore, MD

Bend, OR

Birmingham, AL

Boston, MA

Boulder, CO

Buffalo, NY

Cass Clay

Chicago, IL

Detroit, MI

Gloucester, MA

LA South Bay, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Louisville, KY

Madison, WI

Miami, FL

New York City, NY

North Minneapolis, MN

Northampton, MA

Northern Virginia (NOVA)

Oahu, HI

Oakland, CA

Oklahoma City, OK

Orlando, FL

Pensacola, FL

Philadelphia, PA

Piqua, OH

Pittsburgh, PA

Plano, TX

Port Washington, NY

Portland, OR

Poughkeepsie, NY

Raleigh, NC

Rockport, MA

San Antonio, TX

San Francisco, CA

San Jose, CA

Santa Fe, NM

Seattle, WA

South Bend, IN

Tallahassee, FL

Twin Cities, MN

Washington, DC

Disability Allies blog series

I'm Bryce. I'm a Youth Services Librarian and the author of the blog Bryce Don't Play. Recently I wrote a post urging librarians to see themselves as disability allies (linked above), like they see themselves as allies of other marginalized groups. It garnered 3000 views in 1 day, far more in that amount of time than any post I'd ever written. It was clear there needs to be more discussion about this.

I enlisted the help of three other librarians with disabilities that I know online, and we decided to start a blog series about ableism and allies. First, we'll discuss our own internalized ableism and relationship to disabilities; then, we'll tackle ableist issues and how able-bodied librarians (and people everywhere, really) can help, as well as work better to become allies. We will be seeking guest posts to ensure we cover many different perspectives.

Funded by Awesome Without Borders (October 2016)