“Invisible Disabilities is only one thread in the tapestry of the holistic lived experience of the intersectional person,” says ChrisTiana Obeysumner, presenter of this session.
The “intersectional person” refers to how all of the threads of our tapestry—or the many overlapping identities we each have—come together in the design of our holistic being in the world. However, our society has a tendency to focus on one identity at a time, not how each of our identities are interwoven. With invisible disabilities, or any identity that is not lived “out loud,” losing sight of this extremely important thread and identity is more common that it should ever be. This session will include opportunities to hear from others who share these lived experiences, as well as cultural humility exercises to learn how you can sustain the tapestry of people with invisible and intersectional disabilities, not snare or snag through inequity.