Jenna Gabriel – Tosha Yingling

Jenna Gabriel a PhD student at Virginia Commonwealth University, where her research looks at how disabled students develop a political identity in the context of neoliberal capitalism’s influence on schools. An artist and educator, Jenna’s professional background is in theatrical co-creation with disabled young people and in teacher training. She lives with her partner and dogs in Richmond, VA on unceded Powhatan land, where she has refined the art of tea-drinking as nonverbal communication via zoom. She can be reached at
Tosha Yingling is currently a doctoral student studying social justice in education. Her previous studies are grounded in feminist theory, DisCrit, and prison abolition. In her free time, she enjoys speculative fiction and Queer cinema. She can be reached at

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