[Image Description: The No Body Left Behind graphic, featuring a dark blue watercolour background. At the top are the words "The Disability Collective" inside of a thin box. Below are the words "No Body Left Behind", also inside of a thin white box. At the bottom of the graphic is "thedisabilitycollective.com". All text is a white serif other than the word "body", which is in a white cursive font]
No Body Left Behind is an online campaign centred around the disabled community’s concerns regarding the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, including mask and vaccine mandates. We are working with 10 disabled artists, featuring them individually in a short video posted on our social media, compiling into one large video at the end of the campaign. This video will showcase the work of the artists while giving them an opportunity to share their experience as a disabled person during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope that this campaign will raise awareness around those who are being left behind as the world returns to “normal”.
Every dollar donated will be going directly towards paying the artists and the ASL-English and Deaf interpreters who will be working on this project.
The full No Body Left Behind video is now available! Visit our website
to experience the work of these incredible artists!
The Disability Collective is a not-for-profit organization and community of disabled artists dedicated to celebrating and showcasing disability in the arts. TDC strives to de-stigmatize disability and challenge perceptions of what disability looks like through promoting disabled artists in a variety of forms, including live performances, virtual showcases, visual art shows, readings, and more. We believe that disability can be defined in many ways, including physical impairments, mental health conditions, emotional disabilities, sensory disabilities, cognitive challenges, neurodiversity, and chronic illnesses.
We believe that disability provides a unique perspective that deserves to be shared. One billion people, or 15% of the world's population, experience some form of disability. Disabled folks are more likely to experience adverse socioeconomic outcomes, such as less education, poorer health conditions, lower rates of employment, and higher poverty rates. We recognize that disability has a compounded impact on those at the intersection of other marginalized communities, such as Black, Indigenous, and 2LGBTQIA+ communities, people of colour, women and femmes, fat people, religious minorities, and more. The Disability Collective seeks to empower disabled folks from all communities, and to break down boundaries and stereotypes of what it means to be disabled.
For more information, check out thedisabilitycollective.com.
We acknowledge that we are working on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe, the Wendat, the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Mississauga. We are grateful to have the privilege to live and work on this land.
[Screen reader version: We acknowledge that we are working on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee (hoe-dee-no-SHOW-nee), the Anishinaabe (uh-NISH-ih-NAH-bay), the Wendat (wawn-DAT), the Mississaugas (mis-ih-SAW-guhs) of the Credit, and the Mississauga (mis-ih-SAW-guh). We are grateful to have the privilege to live and work on this land]