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Isabel Mavrides-Calderón is a student, author, speaker, organizer and activist advocating for intersectional disability justice. She has hosted panels, conferences and worked on campaigns for the ACLU, ASU, Gen-Z for Change and more.

Teen Vogue quoted Isabel Mavrides-Calderón in their article 11 Disability Rights Activists on Where the Fight for Justice Stands:

The pandemic highlighted the ableism ingrained in all aspects of society. There has never been the appropriate infrastructure in place to support disabled people. For years, disabled and chronically ill students begged for remote options when they were hospitalized or couldn’t get to school, and we were always told it was not possible. The medical system and mental health services were inaccessible to people who could not physically get to the facilities.

If society would have listened to disabled folks in the first place, our transition to a more digital world would have been smoother. I hope this showed us that accommodations benefit everyone.

Read more from Teen Vogue, LX News, Patients Rising, Refinery 29 and read Isabel Mavrides-Calderón’s The ADA is Not Egnough: Why disability Rights Should Be Explicitly Included as a Civil Right on Cr*pple Media. Check out Isabel Mavrides-Calderón’s linktree and follow along on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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