365 Days with Disability: a Photo Project By and For the Disability Community

365 Days with Disability: An Instagram-based Project By And For the Disability Community, sharing the disability experience one photo, one day at a time
365 Days with Disability: An Instagram-based Project By And For the Disability Community, sharing the disability experience one photo, one day at a time

365 Days with Disability

365 Days with Disability took off on Instagram last year, with over 3,000 posts! Awesome. There were photos from people across the disability spectrum, from a multitude of countries, amply meeting the goal of “seeking to capture lives lived with disability, one day and photo at a time.”

So, I’m rolling with it, and continuing with another 365 days!

Read the end of this post for how to join in – and now, enjoy a sampling of some of the photos posted this year:

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The Way It Works

If you have a disability or are an ally of the disabled community and want to participate, simply upload a photo that you want to share of your life and hashtag it #365dayswithdisability on Instagram.

All photos that have been hashtagged #365dayswithdisability will automatically be added to the project.

In anticipation of some questions that might be asked:

What’s the point of this?

  • the point of this is to slices of our lives that are lived with a disability. The point is to cross-connect, to show each other and the world what living with a disability is really like. No more and no less amazing than lives without a disability and yet disability can often allow us to experience the world in a particular way.

It is about us and it is by us

Do the photos have to be of something special or something in particular?

Nope! It’s your call. Photos can be of your coffee, a selfie, your child, your view in the morning, your pet, your commute, the book you are reading – whatever you want. The point of this project is to show both how “NORMAL” our days are, and how “EXCEPTIONAL” they are as well. It’s to show the diversity of our lives.

How about adding photo descriptions?

Photo descriptions are descriptions of what the photo is about. This helps make photos more accessible for all. It’s not a rule of this project that photos be described (because there is no way to enforce it), but in the interest of including all (just as we all want to be included), PLEASE DESCRIBE YOUR PHOTO

What happens when a photo is added to the project?

  • it will be a part of the slideshow on this site.
  • Select photos will be featured on this site, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

Do I need to watermark my photos?

  • you can add a watermark if you want. There are easy ways to add a watermark on your mobile device using watermark apps, and you can also watermark using picasa or picmonkey.

I have more questions: who do I contact?

Send me a line!

365 days with disability: the instagram based project that is by and for the disability community
365 days with disability: the instagram based project that is by and for the disability community
Meriah
Meriah Nichols is teacher and artist who lives in a yurt off the grid. She is deaf, has 3 kids (one with Down syndrome) and a lot of chickens. She writes about travel, disability, and getting dishes done. She likes her tea Earl Grey and hot.
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