I am not a stranger to hate on the Internet.
You can ask any person of color on almost any social media platform, and they will tell you the same. I am, however, new to the hate from trolls in mass amounts in a short time period. These new, particular trolls are a result of tweets that I made in support of the #DisabilityTooWhite
Started by Vilissa Thompson (@VilissaThompson), founder of Ramp Your Voice!, disability rights consultant and advocate, and blogger, the #DisabilityTooWhite hashtag was created to outline and showcase the racial disparities in disability representation and care.
In support, I tweeted out the following things:
I woke up this morning to over eighty five Twitter notifications, most of them tweets and likes of solidarity, but an awful lot of them were full of racist, ableist and misogynistic slurs.