January to March 2018
Women with disabilities do not find scripts that reflect their realities and experiences in popular media. You rarely pick up a book or read a story or watch a film that has an honest representation of disability. Who better to create these stories than women with disabilities themselves? Rising Flame works with women with disabilities to change this by creating and distributing stories with disabled women as their protagonists.
In January 2018, Rising Flame launched “My Tale Too” with the support of One Billion Rising.
Participants also created new pieces of literary art that help change the conversation about women with disabilities. Accessible online at https://risingflame.org/blog/, this workshop both engaged women with disabilities in person and created media to share in online spaces. This approach not only works with people with disabilities as a community directly but also raises awareness more broadly.