Blog Post Topics
Are you interested in writing for YO! Blog?
Scroll down to check out the topics we’re taking submissions for!
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?
- 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