Ki’tay D. Davidson’s legacy continues reverberate through the Disability community and all communities he connected with. Ki’tay passed away in 2014. Some five years have passed and we still feel his presence, remember his love lessons, and are deeply honored to share parts of his legacy this Pride month.
Ki’tay was the co-creator of the hashtag #DisabilitySolidarity, and called a ‘Champion of Change for embodying the next generation of leadership within the disability community and his commitment to the promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act.’
His partner, Talila “TL” Lewis, called him a ‘Revolutionary Champion of Love’ writing that he was:
- The voice of affirmation when you weren’t quite sure of your self worth, dignity or beauty.
- The voice of love & justice within institutions & organizations rife with oppression & violence.
- The voice of his unique brand of Black Trans Disabled innovation when all others were frozen with fear or frozen in traditions, religion or ritual.
Kitay was committed to racial justice, gender justice, disability justice, and trans liberation, among others. He worked tirelessly to create a wold that was more just for everyone. He intentionally centered people and communities who are most marginalized by and in our society.
Learn more about Ki’tay through his writing:
- Harness the Power of Diversity in the Workplace
- Heart, Diligence, and Sacrifice
- Angry About The White Lesbians Suing For Having A Black Child? You’re Missing Something
- Disability Justice Is LGBT Justice: A Conversation with Movement Leaders
These photos and quotes, created by Talila “TL” Lewis, have been repurposed from the 2016 #Justice2050 Twitter Storm- Honoring Ki’tay’s legacy through collective dreaming about what our world can look like by by 2050. As with all YO! Disabled & Proud images online, the photos are described in alt text, however more detailed and personal image descriptions can be found at the #Justice2050: Ki’tay Truths Facebook album.