Friday, December 30, 2005

We are FRIDA.

Our seeds: in evaluating current events in the year 2005, women disability activists in Chicago have discussed the need for a women's activist group to tackle issues that affect us. The result is FRIDA: Feminist Response in Disability Activism. We need as many allies we can get, of any gender, with or without a disability. Our goals:

---to formulate and take timely response to immediate disability rights crises.
---to spearhead social momentum towards real choice, respect and self-respect of women with disabilities.
---to get the word out about issues affecting women with disabilities.
---to cultivate/coordinate partnerships in taking response actions.
---to honor the memory of Frida Kahlo, an activist and creative force who lived with multiple disabilities, by taking action for social justice in our time.

We believe that women and girls with disabilities should have access and opportunity to make educated decisions about living their own independent lives.

Toward these goals, our blog is to serve as a town crier for events that affect our lives and our rights. Our blog will also help spread the word about actions, campaigns and tactics that YOU can be part of. Please contact us with: 1) stories about issues that impact us and 2) actions that will further the rights of women and girls with disabilities.

If you would like to be a regular contributor to FRIDA, please e-mail Amber at