Released a year or so ago, the documentary Crip Camp: a disability revolution tells the story of a Summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, down the road from Woodstock, that would become a landmark in the disability rights movement and forge a new path toward greater equality. It left us thinking about how we, as a team, as a family, as a small community, understand difference. How we all think and talk about and live with difference. Ableism, racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination are forever present in our modern society, mainstream media and across the whole world. For too long, too many have been excluded. Even if only because of the smallest of things: your skin has a different colour, you wear braces, your hair is wild, you live on the wrong side of the road…

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This collection is about reclaiming and celebrating ours, yours and others’ identity, telling all stories, and discovering the power of community. Talking about our differences is not about erasing the things that make us unique, it’s about celebrating and highlighting what is beautiful, wise, and magical about having so many different people in our lives. Embrace, don’t erase difference. Wear it as you are!

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