Links to activists and advocates
Here are some of the activists and advocates we’ve been inspired, influenced and challenged by.
We want to share examples of activism in action from NZ and around the world, and share content that speaks to the major issues we are concerned about. These include:
- How to create social change and support more people to become activists
- Shifting the dial on the inequitable levels of poverty, violence, abuse and exclusion experienced by disabled people
- Housing, transport, access to health care
- Relationships with and learning from other social movements.
Some of the links are unashamedly controversial - we suggest that you use discretion if you need to. Feel free to send us a suggestion to add any interesting links you come across too.
Activists and advocates in Aotearoa and Australia
Activists and advocates from NZ, Australia and around the World
All is For All and Amplify by All is for All - a monthly content series that allows a range of disabled creatives and advocates to share their stories, creative work and cutting edge insights on niche disability issues of importance to our community.
Useful resources and websites
People with Disability Australia (PWDA) is a national disability rights, advocacy and representative organisation that is made up of, led and governed by people with disability. https://pwd.org.au/
The Body Is Not An Apology has been a refuge for tens of thousands of people who have joined our movement of unapologetic self-love and body empowerment.
- A disability-based performance project that celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and LGBTQ/gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized. https://www.sinsinvalid.org/
- NZ based disability activist + blogger. https://realmichaelpulman.com/
Selected Organisations and Activists
- The Disability Visibility Project. An online community created by Alice Wong dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture. https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/about/
- Ouch: Disability Talk https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02r6yqw
- Sinead Burke. Through writing, public speaking, lecturing and social media, she highlights the lack of inclusivity within the fashion and design industries and consults with leadership to ensure the process of designing for, with and by disabled people is embedded into their business model. https://www.sinead-burke.com/
- Touch Compass. NZ’s leading professional inclusive performance company- an inter ats organisation that goes beyond envisaging a seamless society, to actively creating one. https://www.touchcompass.org.nz/what-we-do
- Sitting Pretty with Lolo. Influencer, actress, model, advocate, and youtube. https://www.sittingprettylolo.com/
- Jason Boberg + Activate Film- Film! https://www.activate.film/
- Different Light: Interabled theatre company in Christchurch. http://www.differentlight.co.nz/
- Carly Findlay - We especially like her talk about how to be a good disability advocate online at http://carlyfindlay.com.au/2019/09/26/how-to-be-a-good-disability-advocate-online/
- Imani Barbarin writes from the perspective of a black woman with Cerebral Palsy. https://crutchesandspice.com/about/
- UK’s independently-run deaf blog and news site. https://limpingchicken.com/about/
- Hard of Hearing and living with a disability (plus a cute dog!) https://hearingelmo.wordpress.com/
There are some great actors and comedians on social media too, talking on Twitter or doing TED Talks.
- Mat Fraser. Successful UK actor. Open https://twitter.com/mat_fraser in a new window
- Lizz Carr. Actress, activist, podcast runner. Open https://twitter.com/thelizcarr... in a new window