DisQuake is a group by and for disabled people. If you are interested in learning more about DisQuake, feel free to call, email, or text us. We want to meet you!
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Lake Kowell lives and wheels in beautiful Northern California with her daughter. An eager advocate for the disabled community, she actively participates and chairs in numerous nonprofit events throughout the year. Working within the adapted vehicle industry gives her the opportunity to help individuals with disabilities. Giving people the power of mobility is gratifying as freedom of independence is something she feels strongly about. A passionate supporter of the local Spinal Cord Injury Support groups, Santa Rosa Blazers Wheelchair Basketball Team and Chris Reeves Peer Mentorship Program gives her the chance to give back to the community she loves.
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Anthony Tusler is wheelchair-using consultant, writer, trainer, and photographer in Northern California. He advocates for disability culture and better access to disability in the arts, public health, and technology. For 22 years he was the founding Director of the Disability Resource Center at Sonoma State University and helped to launch a number of non-profits, including the Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Disability, Community Resources for Independence, Disability Associates, and the National Center on Disability and Journalism. He lives with his wife in Sonoma County.
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Sarah’s favorite saying is: “The one assistive technology that all disabled people need more of is money.” She has an Advanced Certificate in Disability Studies from City University of New York, and works in fundraising. She and her husband are raising two bilingual kids in Northern California. Sarah identifies as deaf / hard of hearing / disabled and wears hearing aids.
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I am Jae. I am Genderqueer, Neuroqueer, Autistic, Neurodivergent, Bipolar, and a disabled activist fighting for the rights for myself for everyone. Everyone has the rights they can have for themselves if only we just not be afraid to speak up. My life started out in adulthood afraid to speak up, but now I am becoming a self-advocate who wants my own life and will do whatever I can for it. My Master of Arts in Disability Studies I earned in 2019 is just piece of that. Now, with my filmmaking, and other arts and media, and utilize my skills to do it better. I always strive for ‘nothing about us, without us’ because it’s just that important. It’s 2021 and I have a lot more to go to ensure a life I want as well as for yourself. DisQuake made me realize how much I shatter current norms to create a world of interdependence.