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Amplifying Voices: Parents with Disabilities Featured on Global News with Ingrid Palmer!

Jun 01, 2022

Our Amplifying Voices events provide a platform for unique voices and powerful stories to be heard and shared.

Parenting is a funny thing! It brings you down to your knees, all the while giving you the strength you never have imagined possible. For the second year in a row, on United Nations’ Global Day of Parents (June 1st, 2022), during Canada’s accessibility week (May 29th to June 4th, 2022), we will be celebrating Parents with Disabilities by hosting an incredible night of speeches and poetry about finding the funny in parenting!

Parenting challenges us in ways we never thought possible. For parents with disabilities, challenges also come from several systemic disparities, which include lack of accessible housing and jobs, poverty, and facing stigma and attitudinal barriers. This means that we all have those stories of adversities that have made us cry of despair or scream out of frustration. Yet, in some of those circumstances, we actually chose to laugh it off even if it was no laughing matter, in an attempt to have the last laugh!

Speaker Slam’s Amplifying Voices’ events aim at changing the narrative, dispelling stigma all the while highlighting positive representations, strengths, and diversity. In order to do that, we have carefully chosen the ten speakers in order to celebrate diversity and inclusion.