I have to admit that I did not realize that July was Disability Pride Month. How did I not know about this??? In my rushed research on the topic, I've learned that this is not a nationally recognized holiday, but it is celebrated nationwide. I learned more through watching some really inspiring media made by people with disabilities for Disability Pride Month. I also learned about a disability rights activist named Emily Ladau who has a podcast and blog on which she discusses the experiences of people with disabilities. She also has a book coming out called Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to be an Ally. Sounds like a book I'd like to read!
If you'd like to learn more about Disability Pride Month, check out this article from the AFB (American Foundation for the Blind)
Celebrating Disability Pride Month | American Foundation for the Blind (afb.org)