Each month BPDD features a different leader in Wisconsin living with a disability. “What’s the Word?” is an opportunity to hear directly from self-advocates about what’s important to them. This month’s column comes from Madison local, Kristina Harris!

Below is a short excerpt from her column but you can read the full piece by clicking the button below. 

“My name is Kristina Harris, I have Cerebral Palsy and I use a power wheelchair. I am my own guardian and don’t have much of a family support network, but I manage all aspects of my life.  I live in Madison, and I work for a software company named Widen which I love very much. When I started at Widen, my job was janitorial work. I showed Widen how hard I worked in Janitorial and how great an employee I was. I really wanted to be a part of Widen so I asked the CEO of the company if they would consider having me move into more hours. They created an Office Assistant position for me…”

If you or somebody you know would like to be featured in “What’s the Word?” contact Jeremy at jeremy.gundlach@wisconsin.gov.