Val Vera

Absolute World Domination, Jillian Mercado Style

Diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy as a child, the native New Yorker is one of only a few professional models in the fashion industry with a disability.

  • Jul 7, 2020
  • 2:55 PM

Moments of Reflection and Acceptance: Life of a Disabled Latino Artist

If art is an expression of the artist, Raúl Pizarro’s work can best be described as a multidimensional evolution. Living with a form of Muscular Dystrophy, Pizarro reinvents his painting techniques with each physical challenge brought on by the various stages of muscle loss.

  • Jan 28, 2020
  • 11:48 AM

PRIDE: A Disabled Latinx Perspective

“There is an unwritten contract that I don’t discuss the other parts of my identity. I have to constantly compartmentalize,” says Yolanda Vargas.

  • Jun 27, 2019
  • 4:47 PM

The Voices of Intersectionality: Life as a Disabled Latinx

The combined effects of being marginalized through ableism and racism, as a Disabled Latinx, can weigh heavily.

  • May 8, 2019
  • 3:05 PM

Beyond the Wall: How US Law Discriminates Against Disabled Immigrants and Refugees

Whatever one’s view on immigration, it’s important to understand the impact imposed on disabled immigrants and refugees.

  • Mar 20, 2019
  • 1:59 PM

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