Disability and Race

ChrisTiana ObeySumner

My name is ChrisTiana ObeySumner, and my pronouns are them/they. I am a Black/ Indigenous, Queer, Non-Binary, and Multiply disabled person. I am the CEO of Epiphanies of Equity LLC, a social equity consulting firm that particularly specializes in social change, intersectionality, antiracism, and disability justice.

For almost two decades, I’ve dedicated my life and career to amplifying the importance of social equity — particularly narrative identity development and it’s role in cultural humility and allyship, bringing awareness to the lived experience of racialized ableism and externalizing antiblackness, and dismantling the psychosocial paradigms that underlie social injustice and inaction. On my off-time, I love reading, watching pro-wrestling, and spending hours staring at stimming YouTube videos of marble runs and recipe videos.

2020 Speaker List