This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
As with so much in our society, disabled Asian Americans have had to fight for a seat at the table to advocate for issues important to them.
Among those in the forefront is Alice Wong.
She runs the Disability Visibility Project.
“There are times in my activism when I rarely see people like myself represented,” said Wong in an article for the Smithsonian APA. So often, I’m the only Asian Pacific American (APA) in a room full of APAs talking about disability issues and ableism or the one of a few disabled APAs talking about race from the point of view of a person of color at an event for people with disabilities.”
Wong shares the stories of two other disabled AAPIs, Tony Wong & Jisun Lee, in the Smithsonian APA.
You can also read the story of a hapa with down syndrome here.