Women with disabilities experience womanhood in a variety of ways, but we rarely get to see these nuances in media. Newsy set out to explore the intersection of womanhood and disability, including: sex, love and dating; pregnancy; motherhood and adoption. For each of these areas, we get to know a woman as she experiences a big moment in her life — as well as take a deeper look into the larger issues concerning the disability community. Newsy partnered with Access Living to tell stories about how these modern, resourceful women highlight the vast and varied complexities of what it means to be a woman.
Sex, Love And Dating With A Disability
We speak to one woman with a disability who proves some narratives on the topic are reductive.
This Group Is Taking On Sexual Violence In The Disability Community
Systems designed to help survivors may be inaccessible for people with disabilities. Illinois Imagines is working to fill in the gaps.
One Mom-To-Be's Journey Through Pregnancy With A Disability
We followed a soon-to-be mom with a disability through her first pregnancy.
What It's Like For A Mother With A Disability To Adopt A Child
We meet a couple who shares their experience adopting a daughter and what parenting is like with a disability.