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6 Disabled Activists to Follow on Instagram

Updated: Dec 16, 2021

Whether you like it or not, social media has become a huge part of how humans communicate with one another. And while it definitely has its downfalls, social media has created a massive platform for people to share their experiences and spread positive messages. It’s become a way for people to bring attention to social issues and fight for their rights, including disability rights.

To help you learn more about disability rights and join the fight for inclusion, we’ve rounded up 6 amazing disabled activists we think you should follow on Instagram ASAP.

Alice Wong (@disability_visibility) is a disabled activist, writer, and media maker who founded the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating and sharing disability media.

Emily Ladau (@emilyladau) is the author of Demystifying Disability and co-host of the podcast The Accessible Stall. Her Instagram account offers educational posts as well as a look into her personal life.

Haley Moss (@haley.moss) is an autistic attorney, advocate, author, speaker, and educator. She uses her platform to teach people about the autism community.

Imani Barbarin (@crutches_and_spice) is a disabled blogger, public speaker, model, and actress. Her Instagram is full of funny but educational videos about the disabled experience.

Judy Heumann (@theheumannperspective) is a renowned activist who helped lead the disability rights movement. She works internationally, continuing to fight for these rights across the world.

Nyle DiMarco (@nyledimarco) is a deaf actor and filmmaker who uses the power of his platform to educate others about deaf culture and disability rights.


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Kayla Kingston is the Communications Specialist for MCIE. A recent graduate of the University of Dayton, she loves reading, writing, and supporting all things inclusion.


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