tree moss

Tens of thousands of enslaved Africans traveled through the darkest of nights in search of freedom and liberation for themselves, their people and the future. When the North Star wasn't visible, they would sometimes search for the moss that grew on the north side of trees.

In honor of them, I acknowledge that all of my work is collaboration. With them and with others. My thoughts are formed by the work of more people than I will ever know. My actions are guided by the moss that they've left on the north side of the trees.

Note: Collecting [a] home for Disability Justice in the Library contains a list of almost 40 books that have helped me build an understanding of disability.


Leroy Moore, Lydia X.Z. Brown, Talila A. Lewis, and others - Accountable Reporting on Disability, Race, & Police Violence: A Community Response to the “Ruderman White Paper on the Media Coverage of Use of Force and Disability”


Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift - Credo for Support

Florida Prisoners - FL Prisoners Call for Operation PUSH to Improve the Lives of Incarcerated People and the Communities We Come From

Esperança Garcia - Letter to the Governor of the Captaincy of São José do Piauí, Gonçalo Lourenço Botelho de Castro

Darius Miles - What the Hell Happened to Darius Miles?

Kerima Çevik - #AutisticWhileBlack: The Terrifying Case of Rebecca X  

Trudy Hamilton - Explanation Of Misogynoir

Annie Olaloku-Teriba - Afro-Pessimism and the (Un)Logic of Anti-Blackness

Trudy Hamilton - On Blackness and Perceptions of Able-Bodied Privilege

Rachel Kushner - Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind

Leroy Moore Jr - The Real Jim Crow (Poem & Statement To Reinstate Disability Component In History).

Robert Saleem Holbrook - Control Units: High Tech Brutality

Devyn Springer - Extracting a legacy of Black, Southern organizing for Palestine

Patty Berne - Disability Justice: A Working Draft

Jamelia N. Morgan - Caged In: The Devastating Harms of Solitary Confinement on Prisoners w/Physical Disabilities

Talila A. Lewis - Emmett Till & the Pervasive Erasure of Disability In Conversations about White Supremacy & Police Violence

Mariame Kaba (compiled by) - Challenges and Pitfalls of Reforms

Sithandiwe Yeni - Putting land at the heart of radical economic transformation – a perspective from the ground

Mia Mingus - Forced Intimacy: An Ableist Norm