Sunstorm Stories

July 27, 2022
Sunstorm Stories
WITH Foundation Logo - A dove with wings that resemble hands.

This project was proudly funded by the WITH Foundation.

In collaboration with Foundations for Divergent Minds and the John Hopkins Disability Research Center, NDRN is proud to introduce our new initiative, Sunstorm Stories! This project continues our efforts to prioritize the pandemic experiences of people of color with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities. The stories are featured in short narrative videos and premiered during a virtual event aimed at urging medical professionals to meaningfully improve inclusion, enhance access and prevent discriminatory treatment.

Check out the stories below as Sunstorm storytellers share their experiences, ideas, and recommendations for how we can collectively build a more equitable public healthcare system.

Havander Davis, Independent Advocate
Maren Jensen, Disability Rights California
Treena Ivie, Artist
Morenike Giwa Onaiwu, Foundations for Divergent Minds
Justice Shorter, NDRN
Gilberto Spencer, Life & Brain Coach
Tinu Abayomi-Paul, Everywhere Accessible

Webinar Recording
Here Comes the Sun Lyrics by Nina Simone

Don’t stop here! Visit our Decoding Discrimination page for more advocacy resources addressing discriminatory treatment throughout healthcare policies, programs, and practices.
Also, check out Sunstorm Stories 2023 for an entirely new group of stories from people of color with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities.
Questions about the series or interested in contributing to future editions of Sunstorm Stories? Contact us at at [email protected].