How women with disabilities can respond …
Women with disabilities experience a wide range of microaggressions that reflect both ableism and sexism. There is a prevalent–and totally unfair–assumption that women with disabilities are incapable of participating in events and activities with colleagues, or even engaging in paid work at all. While the burden should not be on women with disabilities to fix these problems, research shows that speaking up can make you feel more empowered. In this video, we share strategies for the most effective ways to push back against microaggressions, such as practicing self-care, asking questions, and reaching out to others who’ve had similar experiences for validation and support.
This video is part of the Leadership Fundamentals For Women with Disabilities Playlists.
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