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Isabel E
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We did it! Thank YOU!!!!

the project

Disabled and Loved Fest is a pre-recorded online festival for streaming that platforms disabled artists, musicians and business owners as well as resources for disabled and high risk people. It is an opportunity for people to experience art, love, joy, and care! Everyone at some point or another will experience grief, loss and pain. While these experiences are human, art, love, joy and care are also human and should be brought to as many people as possible.

This year, Disabled and Loved Fest will be streamed on Saturday, July 15th, 2023 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. PST.

the steps

We are so excited to create an opportunity for disabled actors, musicians, artists and business owners to showcase their artistry! Prior to the event date on 7/15/23, our budget will be spent on:

Hiring an actor who will be our wonderful host. 

Hiring musicians.

Hiring sign language interpreters, captioning and audio description services and technical support for the virtual event.

why we're doing it

Long before COVID-19, the importance of community was especially clear to me as a child after witnessing a loved one's experience with Alzheimer's disease. Everyday we can make the choice to take care of each other and create dignity and peace through our interactions. 

The mission, vision and values of Disabled and Loved Fest are encompassed by a short statement: To bring people together and build community by bringing dignity, peace, joy and love to everyone with the goal of creating a world where such a culture is not only constant, but is also celebrated. 

These values, this mission and vision, all stem from various life experiences that involve community care, from being a part of a disabled and high-risk family and from the current realities we are faced with. With COVID-19 still very much affecting people, either through active infection or long COVID, it's so important to create a safe environment for everyone to have fun that centers disabled and high-risk people. Grief and loss are something that every person has gone through or are going to go through. Through it all, community can help us remember, honor, and provide dignity and peace for people who have passed. Community also helps us bring love to each other, create great parties, celebrations and concerts. With active messaging telling high-risk and disabled people that they should stay inside, now is the time to create community with each other. In a world that spares no one from hard times, we can come together and bring an abundance of love and joy to each other. Thank you for visiting!


Have questions, comments or interested in participating as a business/resource/musician/artist? I'd love to connect! Please don't hesitate to reach out to me at:



Musicians: $750 

Host: $375

ASL Interpretation: $700.28

Total: $1,825.28

TOTAL RAISED = $1,984.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $99.20
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $59.52



Musicians: $750 

Host: $375

Sign language interpreters, audio descriptions, captioning and transcription: $750

Total: $1,825

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $99
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)



ASL Interpreters (2): $500

Host (1): $750

Technical Support & Captioning: $375

Musicians: $1000

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $143
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.



We did it! Thank YOU!!!!

We reached our funding goal! Thank you to everyone who has shared, donated, and sent positivity and support - reaching our funding goal would not have been possible without all of the amazing community that has been shared! I am also so incredibly honored and excited to announce that we have three absolutely wonderful musicians lined up for Disabled and Loved Fest! We'll also be spotlighting some of our favorite disabled-owned small businesses, can anyone say small business haul!? You might want everything we got by the end of the event! In order to keep things short and sweet for everyone involved, Disabled and Loved Fest will be 1 and a half hours long instead of the original 3 and will premiere at 1 p.m. PST on our YouTube channel named DisabledandLovedFest. On July 1, the link to this channel will also be added to the bio of our Instagram account that can be found at the handle @disabledandlovedfest.

The direct link to the YouTube video stream will be added to our Instagram bio at the start of the event as well. The Disabled and Loved Fest Instagram account will be inactive until July 1 due to ongoing life events, working full time and balancing things out to minimize burnout. However, this works out well since July 1 is also the start of Disability Pride Month! Thank you again for your support, I am so thankful to be planting seeds alongside beautiful people. :) 


A HUGE thank you to everyone who has shared, donated and believed in this project over the past few years, months and days!!!! I am so thankful to every donor who is funding Disabled and Loved fest, friends and family who are helping support me/this event behind the scenes, and have loved getting to meet wonderful people along the way as well. Because of all of your support and community, we are well over 25% of the way there and are about $400 from reaching the halfway mark, WOW! Thank you for believing in this project and me, I am so beyond excited!!!

- Isabel


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


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