Voices of Youth is a youth-driven project that explores the lived experiences of young people in the Northwest Territories who self-identify as being part of the disability community. Our project collects the narratives of young people in order to share authentic representations of the successes and challenges we face in our communities. Our stories have been compiled to showcase the resilience, strength and vibrancy of the disability community in the Northwest Territories. It is also our hope that these narratives serve as an outlet to better understand what is means to live with disability in the Northwest Territories, while creating space to critically examine the barriers that persist for us in our home communities.
Voices of Youth was completely independently by twelve youth across the territory and we are proud to showcase their efforts.
VOICES OF YOUTH
Article in News North (Monday August 28)
Article in Yellowknifer (Wednesday August 30)
The University of British Columbia is developing a research project and would like to hear from you!
Please read the Invitation letter HERE
Ben Mattlin is the author of the memoir “Miracle Boy Grows Up.”
Disability is a weekly series of essays, art and opinion by and about people living with disabilities, and this is his latest “A Disabled Life is a Life Worth Living”