Speaking Engagements

Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds Conference @ Ryerson

I had the honour of keynoting the “Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds Conference” at Ryerson this morning, presenting on the medical industrial complex and resistance to ableism. It was great seeing some old friends at the conference who drove down from Ottawa for the con and I made some lovely new friends. I love going to events like this because it’s so energizing to see so many people fighting for disability rights in our community.

A huge thank you to the organizers of the event for inviting me and big ups to Jenny Blaser for all her hard work putting this great event together!

By Jeffrey Preston

Born with a rare neuromuscular myopathy, Jeff has spent his life dedicated to advocating for himself and others with disabilities. With a PhD in Media Studies from Western University, Jeff's research focuses on the representation of disability in popular and digital culture. Jeff is currently an Assistant Professor of Disability Studies at King's University College @ Western University in London, ON.