Priya Penner – Bio
Priya Penner is a multiply-disabled queer activist of color, with grassroots organizing experience on the local, state, and national levels. Hailing from snowy Upstate NY, Penner learned about disability pride and disability rights at a very young age from her disabled adopted mother, Jean. She spent several years using her knowledge of the Independent Living philosophy to organize on the grassroots level with national disability rights organization, ADAPT, as well as on the local collegiate level.
In her nonexistent free time, Penner loves to go on car trips with her fiancée, play with her two cats, and yell obscenities at her TV when playing video games.