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Living at the Intersection: Black Disabled Women and Girls

Living at the Intersection: Black Disabled Women and Girls

This video features two Black disabled women—Eman Rimawi-Doster and Heather Watkins—who discuss the barriers they face.

Black disabled women and girls face numerous structural barriers to gaining equitable access to economic security, education, and health care.

Black Women and Girls With Disabilities Series

This series examines the impacts of structural racism, sexism, and ableism on the education, health outcomes, and economic security of Black women and girls with disabilities in the United States.

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Mia Ives-Rublee

Director, Disability Justice Initiative

David Ballard

Inclusive Growth Policy Manager


Hai-Lam Phan

Video Director, Production

Daniel Lafrentz

Alaa Sadi


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