Disability activist Stacey Park Milbern wasn’t born with a disability; instead, she has cerebral palsy, which left her in a coma at just five months old. After she awoke from her coma at the age of three, she was confined to a wheelchair and could barely speak.
Who Was Stacey Park Milbern?
Stacey Park Milbern was a warrior for disability justice. She will be remembered and honored for her work in the disability community. Milbern was a passionate advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. She fought tirelessly to ensure that people with disabilities had access to the same opportunities as everyone else. Milbern’s legacy continues to inspire others to fight for justice. She was suffering from “congenital muscular dystrophy“.
“Power to Live”
When I think of the word disability, so I think of Stacey Park Milbern. She was a warrior for disability justice. And a powerful voice in the disability community. She was unapologetic in her advocacy and pushed for change until her untimely death in 2020. In fact, she has also produced an award-winning documentary “Crip Camp“.
In honor of her memory, I want to share her story and remind everyone that disabled lives matter. The Legacy of Disability Activist Stacey Park Milbern. A few days ago, Someone shared an old Facebook post about disability activist Stacey Park Milbern. I noted how thankful she was that this powerful activist had paved the way for her own activism work as a disability rights advocate.
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Disability Justice Culture Club
Stacey Park Milbern was a warrior for disability justice. In honor of her life and work, the Disability Justice Culture Club (DJCC) was created. The DJCC is a space for disabled people to connect with each other and build community. We remember and honor Stacey by continuing her fight for a world that values all disabled people.
Together we will make our communities better places to live in, thrive in, and be proud of. One way we can do this is by acknowledging the value of cultural traditions like Deaf American Sign Language (DASL). DASL has an oral history dating back generations as well as used throughout North America and parts of Europe. It has been proven to help cognitive development in children who use it early on in their lives.
We also need more representation from people with disabilities on television so that we can see ourselves represented on screen. As parents tell their kids stories at bedtime or before they go off to school, it’s important that these stories include representation from diverse populations like disability culture club members too!