S2E3: The Journey to Identify as Disabled- Part One

Meet warrior, Carly Fox. Carly is a 20-year-old disabled student living with psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, mental illnesses of generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, and ADHD. Identifying as disabled was a complex and personal journey where Carly challenged her own preconceived notions on disability to address her internalized ableism and find a new understanding of what it really means to be ‘disabled’. Tune in to Carly’s story as she shares how embracing her disability sparked her passion for advocacy and opened her up to new opportunities, such as with the National Educational Association of Disabled Students and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities as their International Chair. Carly is also an international development student hoping to pursue a career in policymaking and diplomacy to strengthen the position of disability rights on the international agenda and to reduce global inequality. To learn more about Carly Fox, her blog or her advocacy services, go to https://carlyfoxdisabilityadvocacy.ca or find her on socials @ItsCarlyFox.

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