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Kalia Douglas-Micallef

Kalia Douglas-Micallef

Image: Black woman with curly hair, and wearing a black crop top that says STOP ABLEISM.

Contact Kalia: kalistar at rogers.com 

I just started my own project called Anti-Ableism. I include a video about ableism where I ask people with disabilities in mainstream education to define ableism in their own words, and then to delve into their experiences with ableism in school. This video is currently undergoing an ASL interpretation to make it accessible in this way. Right now, the video only has subtitles and audio available. I also have many personal essays, including an essay that was published in the Globe & Mail last summer about my experience growing up with hearing loss, specifically in mainstream education, and undoing internalized ableism etc etc.

You can find Kalia on Instagram and Twitter @ANTI_ABLEISM

Clip: 

Def Curls, August 2017: I Am Not Your Inspiration

Cure Today, August 2017: Restoring My Faith in Medicine — and Humanity

Globe and Mail, August 2016: Needing hearing aids as a child, I found the outside world insensitive. Now I am fighting ableism

Kalia is available for personal essays

Additional communication availability: Text

Languages: English (Fluent)

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