Profile Photo

Elspeth SlayterOffline

    What Do You Know About Disability Cultural Competence?

    Recently, I had the opportunity to give a webinar on disability cultural competence to social service workers, but was met with many blank stares. As a disabled social worker myself, I often notice that the disability community is not recognized as a cultural group. Disability is also not considered as a social identity in diversity […]

    Read More

    What “Bachelor in Paradise” Can Teach us About Empowering the Disability Community

    Are you a fan of “Bachelor in Paradise?” Whether you realize it or not, this season of the “Bachelor” franchise spinoff took on the topic of disability empowerment. Which is not exactly an expected topic for mainstream television. For years, the “Bachelor” series has been criticized for featuring primarily White contestants, and has worked to […]

    Read More

    Unpacking the Historical Relationship of Racism and Ableism

    A key part of anti-racist social work practice is engaging in the art of reflection as we consider the person in the environment. This also involves being aware of the larger social context in which we live and practice. The social context can, for some people, include experiences of racism and ableism. Recently, I wrote […]

    Read More

    Recognizing Ableism’s Link to Racism

    These days, many social workers are pretty clear that anti-racism is something they need to consistently work on in their practice, but when it comes to ableism, well, that’s something else altogether. Let’s start with a quick definition of ableism to build our disability competence a bit. Disability activists Talila Lewis and Dustin Gibson frame […]

    Read More

    Black Disabled Lives Matter and How Social Workers Need to Address Structural Ableism

    Conversations about police violence are happening all over the world from the killing of Mr. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Jacob Black and so many other Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPoC). America is at an inflection point where we are being forced to examine our ugly stain of racism which permeates through every American […]

    Read More
    Please wait...

    Welcome Back!

    Login to your account below

    Create New Account!

    Fill the forms below to register

    *By registering into our website, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    Retrieve your password

    Please enter your username or email address to reset your password.

    Good Things Happen When
    You Subscribe

    Subscribe