Image: Collage of an Ink pen drawing of many books on a bookshelf and a color photograph of a woman wearing a black blouse with a pink peony pinned, as shown, on the left lapel. The color photograph is superimposed upon the ink pen drawing.
Contact Linda: linda at invisibledisabilityproject.org
Linda Williams is a licensed, Clinical Psychologist who combined lived experiences and disability activism with a social vision to found Invisible Disability Project, (IDP). IDP is a social/cultural movement and an educational media project that consciously disrupts “invisibility” imposed upon unseen disabilities at the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality. IDP envisions a world where people with unseen disabilities no longer encounter barriers to equitable public education, competitive employment, healthcare, personal relationships, technology, media representation, laws, and policy. IDP rejects “normalcy” as a form of identification to be aspired to and seeks to reclaim identities previously rendered “invisible”. More specifically, IDP aims to reveal how “bodily diversity” and “neurodiversity” more aptly describe every human experience as opposed to the “normal” and “abnormal” binaries. IDP effects change through educational initiatives for schools, public conversations, and interactive online content with the goal of creating an informed, mutually supportive community.
Invisible Disability Project: Reimagining Special Education for Those With Invisible Disabilities
Huffington Post, April 2017: Tech Giants Collaborate In Vanguard By Hiring Autistic Employees — Best Practices Are Mutually Beneficial
Huffington Post, February 2017: Betsy DeVos’ Public Servant Problem
Linda is available as a source, and for personal essays, opinion editorial, reported features, and panel appearances.
Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat, videoconference
Languages: English (Fluent)