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

Announcing New Leadership (and New Workshops!) at Rooted in Rights

November 9, 2020Managing Director Rachel Miyazaki and Creative Co-Directors Allexa Laycock and Clark Matthews share years of experience promoting and producing accessible disability rights stories by and for disabled folks and allies at RiR, and we are thrilled to take on new roles as we launch into the future of Rooted in Rights.

Pitch Your Story to the Rooted in Rights Blog!

October 29, 2020 If you identify as a person with a disability, we want to give you a platform to tell your story. Help us fill gaps in dialogue around disability and challenge readers to think about disability in new ways. The Rooted in Rights Blog is home to compelling stories that shine a bright spotlight on disability rights issues in all areas of life

Rooted in Rights & Mental Voices Africa Teach Advocacy Storytelling in Nairobi

December 3, 2019Rooted in Rights has partnered with Mental Voices Africa to promote international advocacy for those of us with mental health disabilities. This workshop trained these advocates to script, film, and edit their own self-advocacy stories on mobile phones.

Rooted in Rights Wins Three Community Awards for Authentic Advocacy

November 21, 2019This fall, Rooted in Rights received three awards in recognition for our groundbreaking storytelling on transportation and access. See what these community organizations are saying about our work!
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