ChrisTiana ObeySumner, MNPL
ChrisTiana ObeySumner, MNPL
Social Justice, Equity. Diversity & Inclusion Consultant and Advocate
 

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This page showcases some of my favorite articles, videos, speeches, and interviews. Content will update at regular intervals.

A full portfolio of features can be found here. My Linked In is very active and is an additional source for content and updates.


 

lGBTQIA+ pride: Gender Identity & Expression

DiverseCity llc. Learning Series, S2 E2

In this video as part of Diverse City, LLC’s second season of learning series, I discuss the nuances of gender identity and gender expression.

I incorporate my own lived experience, as well as some foundations of LGBTQ+ justice, especially for those “living within the +.”

black Autistics Exist: An Argument for Intersectional Disability Justice

ChrisTiana ObeySumner, South Seattle Emerald

Photo Description: ChrisTiana ObeySumner’s hand holding a spinning fidget spinner

Photo Description: ChrisTiana ObeySumner’s hand holding a spinning fidget spinner

“When someone like me walks into the room, I don’t have the opportunity to negotiate with others which of my identities they intend to hyperfocus on or criticize. I am a package deal. We all are. This is what I feel is so important when advocating for affirmation of intersectional autism.”

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Decolonizing My Diagnosis: My Story of Institutional Racism and Ancestral Deliverance

2018 Disability Intersectionality Summit at MIT

This is a video taken of a guest lecture given at The Disability and Intersectionality Summit 2018 National conference (DIS2018), which took place on Saturday October 13th at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA.

In this video, I share deeply personal stories of how I came to be an intersectional and antiracist disability justice advocate.

Seattle Opera Checks It’s Privilege

Carla Bell, Crosscut

Photo Description: ChrisTiana ObeySumner standing in front of a piece of artwork. Photo credit:  Matt M.McKnight/Crosscut

Photo Description: ChrisTiana ObeySumner standing in front of a piece of artwork. Photo credit: Matt M.McKnight/Crosscut

“In February, Seattle Opera hired ChrisTiana ObeySumner as its first social impact consultant.

“Now is a time for decolonization in art, entertainment and more,” says ObeySumner about a role that, according to the opera, will encourage more access to communities of color.”

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