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Nora Genster

Program Manager

Nora is a Program Manager with the Workplace Initiative by Understood and previously worked at the Department of the Navy assessing barriers to equal economic opportunity. She graduated from Georgetown University where she studied the intersection of disability, gender and citizenship.

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    The ADA won’t stop ableism — it’s up to us

    I am 25 and have been disabled my entire life, and will be disabled for the rest of my life. While I can take confident ownership of my identity as a disabled woman, I have yet to take pride in my disability. Pride is difficult to conjure when the stain of ableism colors the reflection I see in the mirror and corrupts the image of the woman I see when I turn my gaze inward.

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