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Vilissa Thompson

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Excerpt from 'Disability, Slavery, & the Call to Pick Up Underground' by Vilissa Thompson

world is a house on fire

Original text here: https://www.vilissathompson.com/blog/disability-slavery-amp-the-call-to-pickupunderground


1 Feb 2021

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4. Freelancing in the World of Disability & Social Work with Vilissa Thompson

The BlackFreelance Podcast

A look at freelancing with Vilissa Thompson, disability activist and social worker. Vilissa has a unique angle on freelancing as a social worker who lives with disability issues, but also having built a career of blended skills, including writing, public speaking, and consulting. Website: http://www.rampyourvoice.com/Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RampYourVoiceTwitter: https://twitter.com/VilissaThompson

5 Oct 2020

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Black Creative Healing 101 - with Vilissa Thompson

BMTN's Black Creative Healing

Black Creative Healing is a platform dedicated to radical conversation, mindful collaboration, & holistic visioning centering Black Communities. Conversations and arts-based collaborations are facilitated by Music Therapists Natasha Thomas and Adenike Webb, and feature professionals from across the professional spectrum of the arts, humanities, and everyday life. We discuss and explore our own creative approaches to healing as a restorative and ongoing transformative act, informed by current events and guided by imagination and care for our communities. Episodes are hosted online by the Black Music Therapy Network, Inc. You can find links to past collaborations, as well as current episodes and details on each collaboration (including some downloadable resources!) by visiting www.blackmtnetwork.org/black-creative-healing. Our guest for this Episode is Vilissa Thompson LMSW - Vilissa is a macro-minded social worker from South Carolina.  Ramp Your Voice! is her organization where she discusses the issues that matter to her as a Black disabled woman, including intersectionality, racism, politics, and why she unapologetically makes good trouble. ​ In our Collaboration for Black Creative Healing, Vilissa, Natasha & Adenike discuss the necessity of self-care within the Black Community (particularly amongst Black Helpers, Disabled Women & Femmes), and play with the idea of creating safe and healing spaces. You can view and download a full transcript of this conversation here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/z0m065u3lbt9meo/BCH%20101%20Transcript.pdf?dl=0 You can learn more about Vilissa online at these locations: ​ Website:  http://rampyourvoice.com Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/RampYourVoice Twitter:  @VilissaThompson, @RampYourVoice, & @WheelDealPod You can visit the “I Just Wanna” resource created by Adenike, Natasha & Vilissa in this collaboration by clicking here: ijustwanna.carrd.co--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/black-creative-healing/support

1hr 23mins

15 Jun 2020

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Taking on COVID-19: Vilissa Thompson

For The Win

In the latest episode of For the Win's series, Taking on Covid-19, Abby speaks with Vilissa Thompson, the Founder & CEO of Ramp Your Voice!, about how people with disabilities, many of whom are most endangered by the public health crisis, must be centered in any conversation about relief and the reopening of America. 


7 May 2020

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Season 2 | Episode 3.5 | The Turn On x Vilissa Thompson

The Turn On

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya interview social worker and disability advocate Vilissa Thompson about having sex while disabled and making good trouble.Resources:​GUEST | Vilissa Thompson: http://www.rampyourvoice.comYou can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/episode-3_5-the-turn-on-x-vilissa-thompson.Connect With The Turn OnWebsite: http://www.theturnonpodcast.comInstagram: @TheTurnOnPodcast (http://www.instagram.com/theturnonpodcast)Twitter: @TheTurnOnPod (http://www.twitter.com/theturnonpodcast)Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTurnOnPodcast/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrkR-duu-KegFURl-P8xpYg?view_as=subscriberPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheTurnOnSupport the show


5 Feb 2020

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Episode 165 - THAT Episode of Queer Eye w/ Vilissa Thompson

Disability After Dark

In this episode, I sit down with Vilissa Thompson as we take a deep, deep dive into our race issues within the disability community. We look at race and anti-blackness in the disability community by exploring Season 4, Episode 4 of Queer Eye. We talk about Wesley Hamilton and his company, "Disabled, But Not Really" and the unspoken nuances of blackness and disability. We also talk about Vilissa being a social worker, a southern black femme and a whole lot more. Enjoy!You can follow Vilissa on Twitter @VilissaThompsonBe sure to support our sponsors:Get 15% off any purchase at Come As You Are Co-op Sex Shop, by using coupon code "afterdark".Buy a #DisabledPeopleAreHot tee shirt, and support the movement here https://store.podcastjukebox.org/collections/disabled-people-are-hotYou can get 50% off almost any item in store at www.adameve.com and 10 FREE GIFTS by using DARKPOD at check out!Also, support Disability After Dark by pledging to the patreon. www.patreon.com/disabilityafterdark

1hr 36mins

14 Nov 2019

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Comics & Politics feat. Vilissa Thompson


Today, we are joined by @VilissaThompson to discuss comics, Blizzard, and politics! So get into it!

1hr 23mins

21 Oct 2019

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Episode 8: Contra*Hashtag with Moya Bailey and Vilissa Thompson


For full show notes and a transcript, please visit: https://www.mapping-access.com/podcast/

1hr 5mins

6 May 2019

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Disabled While Other (w/ Vilissa Thompson)

Living Corporate

We sit down with Vilissa Thompson, an activist and disability rights advocate who is also the creator of Ramp Your Voice!, a disability rights consultation and advocacy organization that promotes self-advocacy & empowerment for PwDs. She created the viral hashtag #DisabilityTooWhite, spurring people to share instances of erasure of people of color with disabilities from media to medicine. Connect with Vilissa on LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/vilissakthompsonlmsw/Learn more about Ramp Your Voice!:http://rampyourvoice.com/The RYV Syllabus:http://rampyourvoice.com/2016/05/05/black-disabled-woman-syllabus-compilation/


15 Mar 2019

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Black Disability, Disabled Women of Color, Empowerment, Advocacy - Vilissa Thompson, LMSW

Doin' The Work: Frontline Stories of Social Change

Episode 8 Guest: Vilissa Thompson, LMSW Host: Shimon Cohen, LCSWwww.dointhework.comListen/Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify Follow on Twitter & Instagram, Like on Facebook Join the mailing listSupport the podcastDownload transcriptIn this episode, I talk with Vilissa Thompson, founder and leader of Ramp Your Voice!, a self-advocacy and empowerment movement for people with disabilities. We discuss Vilissa’s work to educate social workers, educators, and medical professionals about being helpful, rather than harmful, to disabled people, especially disabled women of color. Vilissa explains how the intersection of racism and ableism negatively impact this population and she shares steps that people can take to educate themselves to be allies and advocates for change. She also shares about creating the hashtag #DisabilityTooWhite and the Black Disabled Woman Syllabus. I hope you enjoy the conversation.Ramp Your Voice!: http://rampyourvoice.com/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RampYourVoice


6 Aug 2018