Social media has allowed the disabled community to connect from all corners of the globe. Here’s a list of activists/advocates that I’d really encourage you to follow. Please feel free to comment below with your details so I can add you to this list!


Follow me on Twitter at @niamhnih or @disabilityandi

Maria Ni Fhlatharta – @nifhla 

Alannah Murray – @AlannahEMurray

Amy Hassett – @AmyHassett

Together, Maria, Amy, Alannah and I have organised Disabled Women Ireland – @DW_Ireland 

Roisin Ní Haicéid, musician and disability activist – @banrionbaby

Keah Brown, creator of the Twitter hashtag #disabledandcute – @keah_maria  

Imani  Barbarin,  disability activist – @imani_barbarin

Vilissa Thompson, creator of #disabilitytoowhite – @VilissaThompson

Micheal Kelliher, activist for the Deaf community in Ireland – @michealkelliher

Suzy Byrne, activist and Irish Rail Board Member – @suzybie

Vivian Rath, disability rights activist – @rathvivian

Patricia McCarthy, inclusive education advocate – @mccartpm

Sinead Burke, writer and advocate – @thesineadburke

Gary Kearney, activist and advocate – @GaryJk64

Nem Kearns – @NemKearns

Deaclan Meenagh – @declancabra

Catherine Gallagher – @cather_i_ne

Roisín Dermody – @roisindermody 

Sean O’Kelly, A Day in my Wheels – @adayinmywheels

Ailsa Speak, Brains on Wheels – @AilsaSpeak 

Sarah Fitzgerald – @sarahfitz1984 

Eleanor Walsh – @EleanorRoscuro