Vilissa Thompson is a fellow and co-director of The Century Foundation’s Disability Economic Justice Collaborative, where her work focuses on the intersection of race, gender, and disability justice. She is also the founder and CEO of Ramp Your Voice!, an organization focused on promoting self-advocacy and strengthening empowerment among disabled people. Being a disability rights consultant, writer, and activist affords Vilissa the opportunity to be a prominent leader and expert in addressing and educating the public and political figures about the plight of disabled people, especially disabled Black women and femmes. She also was a consultant for the Senator Elizabeth Warren 2020 Presidential campaign, where she assisted in the development of their disability rights and equality policy plan. Everything she does revolves around being unapologetically herself—Black, disabled, and making good trouble to shake up the status quo. She received her BA in psychology and her master’s degree in social work from Winthrop University.