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Stacey Milbern, Queer Disability Rights Activist, Remembered on Doodle

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North Carolina in a military family.Milbern began advocating for disability rights at 16, according to Google. And in 2005, she coined disability justice with other activists.

The framework is “dedicated to ensuring the perspectives of traditionally marginalized groups within the disabled community weren’t left out of the fight for disability rights.”Milbern, who had muscular dystrophy, continued her activism into adulthood.

In 2014, she was asked to join the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities under President Barack Obama, serving as an advisor.

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