What We're Doing

Thrive hosts events that empower and unite young women with disabilities around the world. Below you will find links to our current and past Twitter chats, book club events, hashtag campaigns, and more.

About Thrive

Twitter Chats

Latest Chats:

Co-hosting with Easterseals National, we held a #ResolveToRespect chat on disability and respect. What does it mean to you? Check out our recap here.

Previous Chats:

#ThriveBooks: Mishell Baker, author of Borderline, joined us for a fantastic discussion on disability representation in literature, the craft of writing, and getting published.

#FearlessPWD: A thoughtful, inspiring chat about how we can work together to understand and conquer our fears.

#PWDfashion: Why is it important to talk about disability when it comes to fashion? How can we make clothes, stores, and styles more accessible? Our lively chat tackled all this and more.

Picture of Zach Anner in a blue shirt and short brown hair, smiling. Text reads disability and reality TV chat featuring comedian Zach Anner

#ThriveTV: Zach Anner, YouTube star and award-winning comedian, joined us for a Twitter chat on disability representation on reality TV. We even gave away copies of his book If At Birth You Don't Succeed!

#DisabilityBeauty: Everyone has the ability to be chic! Check out what the Thrive community had to say about body image, beauty, style tips, accessible fashion, and clothing hacks.


#PWDinMedia: We chatted about disability representation in media, and how people with disabilities should and can be included more in television and movies!


College and Disability: During our twitter Q&A on disability and academia, our guest panelists offered advice on everything from applying to schools and setting up your support network, to living on campus and making new friends.


Food and Disability: How does disability affect your access to food? How can restaurants be more accessible? We answered these questions and more during this fun and informative chat!

Book Events and Lists:

cover of book, two hands, one yellow one red, with the title in big white letters 10 Summer Reads for 2016

Interview with Ryka Aoki, author of He Mele a Hilo

Q&A with Susan Nussbaum, author of Good Kings, Bad Kings

Q&A with Corinne Duyvis, author of Otherworld

Google Hangout with Cammie McGovern, author of Say What You Will

Local Events

Easterseals Thrive Massachusetts 2016 summer retreat recap

Hashtag Campaigns

#DisabledWomenThrive on Instagram

#DearMe on YouTube

#DisabilityTogether on Twitter

#SpoonieSpeak on Twitter

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