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Advocate Profile: Matt Glowacki

Matt climbing the stairs with his wheelchair in hand, accessible parking sign out front saying "Reserved Parking, visitors only." Matt is very fiercely displaying inaccessibly to public buildings!

D: What is your favorite way to pass time? M: Reading News and Listening to Music

D: What is something people generally don’t know about you? M: I make Lamps.

D: Who is Matt? M: Matt, and have been called a "Revolutionary"

D: What gets your fired up about the disability movement? M: Help people understand how their disability can influence their identity

D: What is your advocacy platform? M: I reach my audiences mostly on stages around the US for a variety of audiences

D: What barriers or challenges do you face in this movement? (or in life) M: People who think advocacy for people with disabilities only means helping with physical accommodations.

D: What do you want those who do not identify with disability to know? M: Talk to me about something that is important to you that doesn't relate to my disability.

D: What areas are you still growing/hope to grow? Personally? Professionally? M: I'd like to find the best way to have a hard conversation with someone who is outside my intersectionality and be able to teach people about that.

D: Who was the person/role model who inspired you to look into disability advocacy? Why/how did they inspire you? M: Every disabled person who did disability advocacy work before the ADA was passed. I am only able to do what I can do, because of the work they did.

D: When people look at you/up to you, what do you hope they see? M: Someone who is interesting and attractive. Someone they would like to spend more time with.

D: What are your next steps? M: Book, Disability Privilege, Disability Identity Conversation being included in the larger multi-cultural narrative around dignity politics

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