Diversability is an award-winning social enterprise to rebrand disability through the power of community.

Diversability is an award-winning movement to rebrand disability through the power of community.

Vix Jensen on the United State of Women Summit #USOW2018

I've always loved collective nouns. I’ve made it my business to amass them, like rings on my fingers, ever since I was a little girl — my misbelief of painters, my murder of crows. They’re strong, creative, beautiful words of description — a credit to language and to the things they describe. And yet, we are only “a gaggle of women”, somehow squawking, squealing still. Doing it together, yes, but robbed of the poetry afforded to other animals in their collective.

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Meet Us at #USOW2018 in Los Angeles

We’re thrilled to be partnering with the United State of Women Summit to bring together 5,000 women, girls, and allies who are committed to finding solutions to gender inequity at the #USOW2018, with speakers such as Michelle Obama (Former First Lady of the United States), Tarana Burke (Founder of the 'me too.' Movement), Jane Fonda (Actor and Activist), and Dara Baldwin (Senior Public Policy Analyst, National Disability Rights Network).

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I remember my supervisor telling me one day, "The thing is, people don’t have awareness of their own mortality, but you do". It struck me, and I haven’t stopped thinking about this ever since.

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Shira Strongin: The sickest chick around

Typically a cliche saying, Disability Rights Advocate Shira Strongin completely embodies the phrase “one in a million”. A truly one in a million combination of gene mutations led to an avalanche of symptoms and diagnoses for Shira, whose conditions predominantly onset directly before her 10th birthday. Where many would balk at this statistical improbability, Shira has turned it into a motivator and a positive force in her life.

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