Cerebral Palsy Strong is a growing online community that I founded in 2017 with 4.2k users actively engaged in social media channels & 10.9k uses of #cpstrong since its inception.
Our CP Social—Saturday, March 23, 2019
This past March, which happens to be Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, we had our first community-led event in Southern California. I called it our CP Social: an evening for sharing stories and creating community. We had over 40 people come out to be part of this beautiful and special experience. We discussed issues around disability etiquette and accessibility, as well as dating, traveling and working independently in our late teens, 20s and 30s. This event provided those with CP a way to be heard, seen, and supported by their peers. It gave life to our online community and me, a deeper understanding of how those who identify with CPstrong wanted to be served. While this organization is still in its early days, I look to different models for membership, participation, funding and governance; I look for ways to activate followers of #cpstrong so that this effort can effectively and successfully exist beyond the internet.
Here are some graphics I designed in preparation for our CP Social as well as for our general branding and social media presence. I've also included images from the event and other relevant content.