Here’s how you can share your expertise and experience through Disabled in Development:
See if it’s for you: Check out the process (below), preview the questions.
Send questions or confirm with me at firstname.lastname@example.org: 1) that you’d like to participate; 2) how you’d like to be compensated (info below); 3) your decision about anonymity; 4) that you accept the Agreements.
I email you a link to a Google doc that only you and I will have access to, where we’ll complete your interview/story.
You complete All About You and All About Your Experience sections.
The All About You section is factual information about who you are and consists mostly of questions that can be a simple Yes/No/Decline. More detail is welcome but not necessary. Its purpose is to give context to the next section, where you describe experience you’ve had.
In the All About Your Experience section, you choose 3-5 questions from the list and answer them at the length you want.
If you want to answer more questions, great, but fewer questions with more detail is preferable.
I will copy-edit/proof what you write below into a draft blog post that you can then edit and give final approval on.
I will likely have follow-up questions to clarify a point you made.
You send me a high-resolution photo of yourself and an image description.
I will cross-post the series on disabledindevelopment.org starting Labor Day 2019 and on Medium.
We will both share on social media using #DisabledInDevelopment and #RepresentationMatters.
My Next Steps:
Migrate all of the DiD Project content to its own dedicated website disabledindevelopment.org in June 2019 or sooner.
Depending on how many people agree to participate, I will collate the responses and identify patterns, and write up the results as an informal analysis.
I will publish the informal analysis on my blog and Medium, and/or submit an article to a philanthropic news outlet.
I will invite you to co-host or participate in a #DisabledInDevelopment Twitter chat.