Vilissa Thompson is a Master Social Worker (MSW) and is the Founder & CEO of Ramp Your Voice!, an organization focused on promoting self-advocacy and strengthening empowerment among people with disabilities. Being a Disability Rights Consultant, Writer, & Advocate affords Vilissa the opportunity to become a prominent leader and expert in addressing and educating the public and political figures about the plight of people with disabilities, especially women of color with disabilities. Being a disabled woman of color herself, sharing her life experiences, and tales from the women she has encountered during her advocacy work, has empowered her immensely because it validated the struggles and successes she endured in her young life.
I wholeheartedly understand that I do not have to settle for any old kind of relationship simply because I am in a wheelchair or disabled. I deserve a good, healthy partnership and to date men who value me and see all of me--disability and beyond.