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DISABILITY RIGHTS IN BLACK 2023: KAYLA SMITH & MORENIKE GIWA ONAIWU: SELF-ADVOCACY AND AUTISTICS OF COLOR

February 19, 2023

Today #DisabilityRightsInBlack has another amazing double feature, Kayla Smith and Morénike Giwa Onaiwu!

Kayla is a young self-advocate and creator of #AutisticBlackPride and Morénike is an experienced advocate, educator, researcher, writer, and mom.

Both advocates are proud Black women with Autism.

Check out Kayla’s heartfelt video message.

Below read Morénike’s piece titled “Autistics of Color: We Exist…We Matter” excerpted from the spectacular anthology All The Weight Of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism by Lydia X. Z. Brown and the Autism Women & Nonbinary Network.

Kayla’s Video Message:

NARRATIVE LINK:

https://www.ndrn.org/resource/drib2020-kayla-smith-and-morenike-giwa-onaiwu/

YOUTUBE LINK:

https://youtu.be/9aDfXBXTyL8