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11. Black Disabled Representation with Leroy F. Moore

Leroy F. Moore, Jr. Bio

ABILITY Magazine Interview with Leroy Moore

In this episode, Diana chats with Leroy Moore about his personal journey that led to his passionate activism, and art, and his current role as a PhD student at UCLA, advocating and paving the way for Black Disability Studies. He shares the importance of Black disabled representation in all arenas, including education. 

Note: Many educators and parents have been schooled in "person-first" language. This episode will include references and language which are grounded in identity-first language and disability pride language. It is important for us to be respectful of different language preferences. I ask listeners to remain open-minded and learn from alternative perspectives. 


Links Mentioned

Porgy and Bess

The Fair Act (Law Leroy Mentioned)

Krip Hop 

Rising Pheonix Theme Song

Poor Press

Soul Touchin' Experiences

Black Kripple Delivers Poetry and Lyrics

Black Disabled Art History 101

Black Disabled Ancestors

Krip Hop Graphic Novel 

Black Disabled Man with a Big Mouth and a High IQ

For You: Black Disabled Young Men


Stay Connected with Diana

Diana's Website

Free Resource - 5 Keys to Going Beyond Awareness 

Beyond Awareness: Bringing Disability into Diversity in K-12 Schools & Communities - Diana's Book

Ed Roberts: Champion of Disability Rights - Diana's Children's Book

"Beyond Awareness" Digital Course

Diana's TEDx Talk

Beyond Awareness Facebook Page

Diana on Instagram

Beyond Awareness Tote Bag 

Beyond Awareness Pullover Hoodie

Beyond Awareness Raglan Baseball T-Shirt


Credits and Image Description

Intro and outro music courtesy of Emmanuel Castro.

Podcast cover photo by Rachel Schlesinger Photography.

Podcast cover image description: Black and white photograph of Diana, a Spanish-American woman with long, wavy, brown hair. She is wearing a flowy, white blouse and smiles at camera as she leans against wooden building. Photo is colorfully framed with gold and orange rays of seeming sunshine on top half, and with solid sage green color on bottom half. Text reads "Beyond Awareness: Disability Awareness That Matters, Diana Pastora Carson, M.Ed."

Johnson Fellows Program Teacher Leaders for Inclusion Teachers for Inclusion Learning about Disability Culture