narratives that storied the movement

these articles are written by disabled people of color and queer and trans disabled people who dared to imagine a world where disability justice and its vision of wholeness could fill the cracks and cliffhangers of a transformative but incomplete disability rights movement that centered on white, cisgender, heterosexual men with mobility impairments and physical disabilities


Changing the Framework: Disability Justice

Mia Mingus, on "How our communities can move beyond access to wholeness"

"In my time doing social justice work, I have found that disability is something most people know very little about—and that includes seasoned, fierce and well-respected community organizers and activists. People usually think of disability as an individual flaw or problem, rather than as something partly created by the world we live in. It is rare that people think about disability as a political experience or as encompassing a community full of rich histories, cultures and legacies."

constructing the framework

these materials are (a small sampling of) the infrastructure of the movement built, first and foremost, by queer, disabled people of color

10 Principles of Disability Justice

Sins Invalid

"From our vantage point within Sins Invalid, where we incubate the framework and practice of disability justice, this emerging framework has ten principles, each offering opportunities for movement building..."

Skin, Tooth, and Bone: The Basis of Our Movement is Our People

Sins Invalid

"The Recently released Second Edition of Skin, Tooth, and Bone: The Basis of Movement is Our People is a Disability Justice Primer based in the work of Patty Berne and Sins Invalid. The Disability Justice Primer offers concrete suggestions for moving beyond the socialization of ableism, such as mobilizing against police violence, how to commit to mixed ability organizing, and access suggestions for events. Skin, Tooth, and Bone offers analysis, history and context for the growing Disability Justice Movement. The Second Edition includes the addition of a section on Audism and Deafhood written and edited by members of the D/deaf community, and a Call to Action from Survivors of Environmental Injury, as well as disability justice timelines, an extensive glossary, and a resource list for learning more." 

how to correctly cite this primer


Disability Justice Resources

Sins Invalid

Disability Justice Curriculum

Project LETS

Disability Justice Curricula and Resources

WHAT'S UP?! Philly

Disability Study Group & Resources


Organizing in a Pandemic: Disability Justice Wisdom

Irresistible (fka Healing Justice Podcast)


Talila Lewis and Disability Justice

at the intersection


Aimi Hamraie on Sustainability and Disability Justice

Imagine Otherwise by Ideas on Fire


Disability Justice for the Apocalypse: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha gets us

How to Survive the End of the World


Liat Ben-Moshe on Community Beyond the Carceral State

Imagine Otherwise by Ideas on Fire