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Guidelines for YO! Blog Guest Writers

Must be a youth ages 16-28 years old

No hate speech directed towards a group (unless it is part of past events)

Trigger and content warn your submissions (not sure what those are? We will help you figure it out)

Keep cursing to a minimum

Only individuals who fit the description of the intersectionality topic can submit on that topic, (just like a non-disabled people can’t speak to what it is like to be disabled, non-LGBTQ or non-people of color can not speak for those topics).

We will feature written blogs, picture blogs and video blogs.

Written Blogs:  should be between 250 – 1000 words.

Picture Blogs:  Caption your photos with descriptions of the content. 5 pictures per topic.

Video blogs: 1:30-3:00 minutes with caption.

Leadership & Empowerment

  • Why I volunteer or Intern
  • Bringing up the “D” Word: Disability Disclosure
  • Getting Employed:  How I got my first job
  • Let’s Talk Accommodations
  • Learning From Your Volunteer & Internship Experiences
  • Building a Clean and Clear Resume
  • The Balance Between Disability Self-Care Needs and Working
  • Dealing gracefully with annoying disability discriminatory attitudes and comments in the workplace and the world.
  • Learning how to live on a budget and anticipate expenses

Disability History and Education

  • Who Cares About Disability History Week?
  • Things you can do to honor or celebrate Disability History Week at your school or community organization
  • 6 Years after Disability History Week was passed by the legislature
  • How my school or community reacted when I organized a Disability History event
  • Top 5 ways to educate people about disability history
  • Why it was important to get my college text book changed
  • What’s it like to have an invisible disability in school
  • What is it like to have a visible disability in school
  • Why I didn’t use accommodations my first year of college
  • Why I was afraid to tell professors my disability affected my ability to complete my course work
  • Medical absences are valid and not an excuse

Healthcare and Fighting the Medical Model

  • Growing up everyone wanted to cure me
  • When is it best to switch from a pediatrician to a doctor for adults
  • How do I hold my insurance accountable if they take forever getting me medical equipment
  • Bad bed side manner shouldn’t be allowed just because you’re disabled
  • Know your rights: how to find a healthcare advocate to help you
  • What’s the difference between Medicare and Medicaid
  • How my disability makes dealing with medical professionals difficult
  • Accessibility is more than just getting through the door
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions: How to prep for an appointment
  • A doctor isn’t always right: Learning to say no
  • How to deal with Doctor appointment anxiety


  • Realizing my first bully(ies) was a part of my family
  • How inspiration porn made me feel like I couldn’t  complain
  • Having an invisible disability and your friends insulting you with their “jokes”
  • Bullying within the disabled community
  • Micro –aggressions add up: why telling someone their disability isn’t that bad is the worst
  • Crushing crushes: when you get made fun of for liking someone
  • Bashing my dream is bashing me; school officials limiting my options
  • Professional bully :what it’s like to have a bully in the work place
  • Justifying ignorance: often after someone is called out for being a bully the person harassed is called to educate them. Is that fair?
  • How do you heal from bullying?
  • Kids who’ve been bullied that are now adults: how did bullying shape you?

Intersectional Issues

  • The struggle of claiming my disability as a person of color
  • Disabled women! What’s it mean to be a disabled women/girl in the workplace. How do we address sexism as women with disabilities?
  • The realities of being a black person with an invisible disability
  • My gender identity and/or sexual orientation is not a “sickness”…But I do have some actual disabilities I’d like to have acknowledged
  • What are medical appointments like when you are both the patient and the translator?
  • Going from no one thinking someone with a disability and from a low income family will amount to anything; to being the first person in your family to go to college.
  • When you love your culture but your culture doesn’t embrace all of you: the stigma, fear, pity and loathing is part of my ancestral culture
  • The weight of being overweight and disabled