Leaping Water is a liberation practice that focuses on helping individuals, groups, organizations, foundations, and institutions embody Disability Justice and all forms of liberation.
We center the wisdom, perspectives, leadership, and needs of disabled, LGBTQ2SIA+, Black, Indigenous, and multiracial folks and people of color as pathways toward racial equity and Disability Justice.
Our goal is to dismantle all systems of oppression and replace them with true justice and caring respect.
Who We Are
We are a team of DISABLED Black, Indigenous, Latine, Persian, Creole, multiracial, immigrant, sex trafficking survivor, historically very low income/houseless, and variously educated people who are passionate about changing the world.
Importantly, working toward Disability Justice and all forms of liberation are our jam, so you’re in good hands with us.
We are in a constant process of learning to respect our bodyminds and our limits while finding ways to be sustainable. We try to model this for you and your colleagues as we work together toward liberation.
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Image Description: A group of disabled queer Black folks talk and laugh at a sleepover, relaxing across two large beds. Everyone is dressed in colorful t-shirts and wearing a variety of sleep scarves, bonnets, and durags. On the left, two friends sit on one bed and paint each other’s nails. On the right, four people lounge on a bed: one person braids another’s hair while the third friend wearing a C-PAP mask laughs, and the fourth person looks up from their book. In the center, a bedside lamp illuminates the room in warm light while pill bottles adorn an end table. -Jonathan Soren Davidson for Disabled And Here
This is an example of how we do our work: From bed, joyously, in community, with assistive devices and caregivers, and more.