About

The Divas with Disabilities Project

The Divas With Disabilities Project, (DIVAS) brings together Black women and women of color with disabilities throughout the world, to reject and dispel imagery that perpetuates stereotypes historically portrayed by mass media.

We like to use this phrase a lot: “Showing Up Unapologetically.”

Vision

To see more women of color with disabilities reflected in mass media.

Our Mission

To shape the perception of what “disability” looks like by promoting  women of color through various media platforms. 

Core Values

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Empowerment
  • Image Transformation
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Social Justice
  • Unity

Global Perspective

It’s our goal to reach Divas worldwide through events, programs and initiatives, to become A Global Diva Ambassador.

This campaign, started by Dr. Donna R. Walton, Founder & CEO of LEGGTalk, Inc., is bringing together women of color with disabilities throughout the world to reject and discredit stereotyped imagery historically portrayed by mass media.

Our movement is growing. What started as a small Facebook group in 2012 grew into a strong campaign reaching thousands of women with disabilities worldwide.