Empowered Fe Fes -- Young Women with Disabilities

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About the Fe Fes

The Empowered Fe Fes is a young women’s advocacy and peer support group that is committed to creating change in the lives of young women with disabilities. Members will get the chance to meet other young women with disabilities and build campaigns around disability and women’s rights. Our meetings also allow time for the group to have discussions about disability pride, gender inequality, self-care, dating and relationships, self-advocacy and other topics.


The Empowered Fe Fes meet the first and third Friday of every month from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Access Living in Chicago. We invite you to visit our meetings to learn more or join the group. For questions, concerns, or to re-quest information please contact us.

Who can join

Our group is open to women and girls with disabilities ages 16 to 2 living in the Chicago Metropolitan area. Participants should have a interest learning more about disability rights issues, women’s right issues, and how the issues of the two oppressed groups intersect.”

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Women and Girls/ Fe Fes Coordinator

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The Empowered Fe Fes - Group for Young Women

The Empowered Fe Fes

Girls and women with disabilities campaign on disability issues through a gender perspective.

The Empowered Fe Fes is a support and action group of young women with disabilities ages 13 to 24. The Fe Fes represent all different kinds of disabilities and come from different racial and ethnic communities around Chicago.
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