The Phenomenal Women of BCC

By Meritt Buyer The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is ”The Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030 ”. While is a laudable goal, coming from Building a Caring Community, 50-50 seems like a staggering figure. We often talk about ‘double discrimination’ that women with disabilities meet; the stigma and isolation that…

Msaranga Mamas

  By Meritt Buyer Janet and Aveline began working at Building a Caring Community’s Msaranga center on the very same day. Years later, Janet is the Center in Charge and Aveline is the Outreach Worker. Although personal, their stories are not entirely unique. They echo themes that one often hears when working with children with…

Intersectionality. Period.

By Meritt Buyer This week, we are talking about one of my favorite topics in disability studies: ‘Intersectionality.’ It is nice big liberal arts word that has concrete applications to the work of Building a Caring Community. Intersectionality describes the concept of overlapping and interconnected identities. The idea is that ability, race, gender, class, sexuality,…