The Disability Justice Issue

The Peak

Often understandings of how to build accessible services, venues, and communities are incredibly limited. In so many cases accessibility is considered a hassle to organize and done last minute.

Beyond space, the ways we view and understand (dis)ablity impacts how we treat each other. It plays into who we validate, how we conceptualize attractiveness and what we believe we are capable of. The institutions we walk through each and everyday reinforce these barriers.

This is the world we live in.

In The Peak’s Disability Justice issue, we’ll explore questions like what does liberation actually look like? How are we building alternatives? How are building support networks? And how are we reframing the discussion around disability and ableism in our communities?

If you need any support in contributing to this issue please email us at and let us know how we can best do that.

Submission deadline: March 3rd, 2017

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Please include a title, a short bio (25 words), a headshot, art to include with any article (optional) and you mailing address along with your submission.

Format: Submissions are accepted in OpenDocument (.otd), RichTextFormat (.rtf) and Document (.doc) formats.

Please note: The Peak is prioritizing voices and work of Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Colour (BIPOC). If you are not BIPOC identified please contact us with your thoughts on what you would like to contribute to the magazine.

The Peak provides compensation for written work, photography, and illustrations selected for publication.