Books, Disability & Accessibility, Diversity, Pastoral Life, Women in Ministry, Writing

My Presentation at the Pennsylvania Council of the Blind’s Virtual Convention and My Next Book

Rebecca was born with a complicated eye condition that caused her to be visually impaired. As a young person, her deepest wish was to become a music teacher and share the joy of music with children; however, systemic ableism at the university level prevented her from achieving this goal. She mourned for the loss of her dream, and then she started taking her writing seriously. Telling her story has helped her to reshape her personal narrative and to take back her power. She hopes to share what she has learned with others during this session. We all have a story to tell, and the world needs your story! Our stories shape the world, and together we can make big changes, one story at a time.

The banner shows a photo of Aerilyn. She wears glasses and smiles
Disability & Accessibility, Diversity

Ankylosing Spondy What? An Invisible Disease (Aerilyn Medina: Disability Awarness Interview)

I am really excited about my self-made business OARCID Services which stands for Organizing Accessible Resources & Connections on Inclusion & Disability. I really enjoy spreading awareness and advocating about disabilities. I want people to know that they are not alone in their journey, and that people are fighting for accessibility and rights. I hope that I can reach my overall goal of having a community centre where I can employ people with disabilities and really reach others. But for now small baby steps in helping businesses/organizations become more accessible and inclusive.

Disability & Accessibility, Diversity

Jessica Karim: Vlogging to Change the World (Disability Awareness Interview)

Jessica says, "I make YouTube videos. I saw a severe lack of blind college students when I was about to start college, so I decided to make my channel so that I could share my voice and story. Just sitting in front of a camera, and talking about issues that I’m really passionate about is really cathartic for me. It is just really nice to have my own little space on the internet."

Image shows J.E. Pinto walking on an autumn street with her guide dog. She is a smiling and has long dark hair. 
Author Q&A, Books, Disability & Accessibility, Diversity

Blind People Write Books: Interview with Award Winning Author J.E. Pinto

"I really wish people understood that blindness isn’t something to be afraid of. It changes a few logistics about how life works, but it doesn’t in itself make people physically needy, mentally slow, or overly unhappy. People who are blind pursue meaningful careers, raise children, engage in hobbies, and live full lives at all ages." -J.E. Pinto