The Sibling Leadership Network is proud to announce the newest member of the team, Emily Ladau. Emily is a writer and passionate disability rights advocate whose career began at the age of 10, when she appeared on several episodes of Sesame Street to educate children about her life with a physical disability. In the years since spending time with Big Bird and Elmo, Emily has continued to develop her career through working for and volunteering with multiple organizations to foster opportunities and develop resources for the disability community.
Emily is the proud owner of Social Justice Media Services, through which she harnesses the powers of communication and social media as tools for people of all abilities to become informed and engaged about disability and other social justice issues. She will be working with the SLN as a Communications Consultant. Emily is also a writer, and has been featured on websites including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and Disability.gov. Additionally, she maintains a blog, Words I Wheel By, as a platform to address discrimination and to encourage people to understand the experience of having a disability in more positive, accepting, and supportive ways.
Emily is excited to be working with the SLN and is looking forward to connecting with members of the SLN and sharing in their passions for advocacy and educating others about disabilities.