Open Collective
Open Collective
Disabled And Here, now with illustrations!
Published on March 10, 2021 by Elea Chang

Two years ago, Disabled And Here began as an interview and stock photography series celebrating disabled BIPOC residing across the Pacific Northwest. The idea for adding illustrations and expanding beyond our initial geographic area came partially out of necessity, as the pandemic hit and we had to figure out how to repurpose the grant we'd just received from the Disability Visibility Project. But it's also been a fantastic opportunity to create images that we could never have captured photographically!

Today we're excited to be publishing our illustration series:

It's been a huge group effort, with illustrations by Aisha Akeju, Campbell Royales, Dana Chan, Dominique Davis, Jonathan Soren Davidson, Sherm, and creative direction by Elea Chang (aka me).

Per usual, all images are free for use under Creative Commons attribution, and each image page includes information about how to credit. If you happen to use any illustrations for your projects / articles, we'd love to hear about it!

Over the next month and a half, we'll be rolling out artist interviews so everyone can learn about the people behind the illustrations! Plus, a website redesign is currently in the works...