Telling authentic, accessible stories that empower our community to advocate for disability rights

Rooted in Rights produces videos and social media campaigns exclusively on disability rights issues.  The team of filmmakers, writers, designers, and communicators produces videos and write content from locations around the world.  Our platforms are for people with disabilities, disability rights advocates, and their allies to learn, connect, and organize for change.

Rooted in Rights is dedicated to making content accessible and creative at the same time.  All of our creative content is made with maximum accessibility in mind so that as many of our audience members as possible can engage with the content.  Rooted in Rights content is intended to support efforts to defend and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and empowers our audience to create change through online and offline advocacy.

Program Updates


July 8, 2019Rooted in Rights launched the #WhyDescribe campaign, releasing a series of videos promoting media accessibility. RiR will continue this work and more this summer, joining colleagues in the disability and organizing communities at Netroots Nation and NCIL’s Annual Conference on Independent Living, and implementing a new CRM and training to advance our infrastructure for digital organizing.

RiR Co-Hosts Candidate Forums, and Addresses Seattle Transportation and Accessibility Problems

June 20, 2019Rooted in Rights co-hosted Seattle City Council candidate forums in May of 2019, and also successfully centered disability in local streets and transportation reform in coalition with traditional transit and environmental organizations who have not previously included disability in their work.

Spring 2019 Town Hall Events

June 14, 2019This Spring of 2019, Rooted in Rights hosted events in partnership with Town Hall Seattle to bring together Seattle’s disability community, as well as Town Hall’s wide audience, in person and online for a Storytellers Film Festival on May 7th and a panel discussion on Parenting Without Pity on June 13th, enabling disabled parents to share their perspectives on parenting rights, growing up disabled, and raising the next generation of disabled youth.

May Mental Health Awareness Month

May 15, 2019For Mental Health Awareness month, we released videos with our blog fellow Angela Lemus-Mogrovejo, our Kenyan exchange fellow Noela Luka, and with Megan and Johnny about mental healthcare reform in Washington State. Our Storytellers Fellow Daisy Wislar has already released a video on the importance of consent for youth with disabilities...
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