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Celebrating disabled role models to mark the International Day of Disabled People 2020

To mark the International Day of Disabled People on Thursday 3 December, we want to highlight and celebrate the disabled community both within Queen Mary and beyond.

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You can get involved by becoming a disabled role model at Queen Mary and/or telling us about your disabled role models from around the world.

Could you become a disabled role model at Queen Mary?

We want to celebrate and increase the visibility of our wonderful disabled community at Queen Mary. Becoming a Queen Mary disabled role model would involve working together with Queen Mary's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) team to create a ‘role model profile’ about you, to be housed on the EDI webpages. 

This can be in whatever format you prefer: for example, a brief ‘interview’ (you can respond either verbally or in writing to a series of questions), a video, a blog post or short bio about yourself. It doesn’t have to be long at all, whatever works for you.

To give you an idea of the kind of things you might want to do, have a look at our brilliant LGBTQ+ role model profiles.

If you think you might be interested, or have any questions, please contact Daisy Crowfoot, who works in the EDI Team, at d.crowfoot@qmul.ac.uk. 

Tell us about your disabled role model(s)

We also want to know who your disabled role models are. This can be any disabled person/people from around the world who interest and inspire you.

We will then be sharing your role models with students and staff to help increase the visibility of disabled people and highlight some of the work, lives and achievements of this diverse community.

To nominate your role model, please send the following information to Daisy Crowfoot at d.crowfoot@qmul.ac.uk by Friday 27 November:

  • Who you are nominating: their name, and some information about their life, their work, what they do and why you wanted to tell us about them.
  • A photo of them and a link to a webpage for further information, if possible.
  • Why you are nominating them, what do they mean and/or represent to you?
  • Your own name and area of work/study and anything else you want to add.

Queen Mary's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team looks forward to marking the International Day of Disabled People with you all on 3 December.