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Our Steering Group


About Us

Sisters of Frida CIC is an experimental collective of disabled women. The barriers and multiple discrimination have not changed; we struggle to have our voices heard as disabled women in our own rights. We want a new way of sharing experiences, mutual support and relationships with different networks. We are a sisterhood: a circle of disabled women to discuss, share experiences and explore intersectional possibilities.

Our Activities

We are often invited to speak on panels at conferences locally, nationally and internationally. We work hard to amplify disabled women’s voices through political channels and advancing our legal rights. We also arrange events and safe spaces for disabled women to meet, share experiences and develop networks.  

The Steering Group

We have different experiences, skills and perspectives to share and contribute. You can see the current steering group here. The group drives Sisters of Frida’s strategy and priorities. You don’t have to be on the steering group to contribute to Sisters of Frida. We have a monthly meeting via Skype, a quarterly meeting in person and correspond in between these meetings.

What we’re look for

It’s important to us to be led by a team of disabled women who can contribute through experience or skills or enthusiasm. We’re open-minded. Perhaps you have one or some of the following skills

    • Website or social media management
    • Presentation and public speaking
    • Event facilitation
    • Governance
    • Marketing
    • Fundraising

Or you may be knowledgeable in any of the following:

    • Finance and accounts
    • Disability theory and research
    • Disability grass roots activism
    • Women’s rights and feminism
    • UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disability
    • UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women

What we ask of you

To join our steering group you must:

    • Identify as a disabled woman ((trans, intersex and cis) non-binary and gender non-conforming people but not people who identify solely or primarily as men. )
    • Committed to the social model of disability and our intersectional approach
    • Be reliable and committed

What we will offer you

Sisters of Frida is recognised on an international scale and you will be in an influential position. You will have the opportunity (if you wish) to speak or present on disabled women’s matters on a local, national and international level. You will be in the perfect position to hear about research, funding and networking opportunities. Participating in the steering group’s activities, adhering to governance guidelines and being in the political spotlight represents an excellent personal and professional development opportunity.

Young People – Mentoring!

Developing and supporting young disabled women is one of our key values. Don’t be put off if you haven’t got experience of activism, politics or work. We all start somewhere! We would still like to hear from you if you are enthusiastic and reliable. If we can, we will match you with a buddy to help you get involved in our steering group and learn the ropes.

Express your interest

    1. Let us know that you’re interested by emailing us on In your email tell us why you want to support us and tell us something about you. If you want to send a CV, that’s great.
    2. If shortlisted, we will arrange a skype call (or accessible alternative) with you.

There is no closing date but places on the steering group are limited. Steering group membership is a voluntary position.

Sarah on why join Sisters of Frida Steering Group

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