The Anti-Ableist Manifesto

Smashing Stereotypes, Forging Change, and Building a Disability-Inclusive World

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By Tiffany Yu

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Founder of advocacy organization Diversability and creator of the viral Anti-Ableism Series on TikTok, Tiffany Yu takes readers on a revelatory examination of disability—how to unpack your biases and build a disability-inclusive and accessible world.

As the Asian American daughter of immigrants, living with PTSD and a permanent arm injury sustained at age nine, Tiffany Yu is well aware of the intersections of identity that affect us all. She navigated the male-dominated world of corporate finance as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs before founding Diversability, an award-winning community business run by disabled people building disability pride, power, and leadership.

Organized from the personal to the professional, the domestic to the political, the Me to the We to the Us, The Anti-Ableist Manifesto frames context for conversations, breaks down the language of ableism, identifies microaggressions, and proposes real actions that lead to genuine and authentic allyship. 
  • How do we remove ableist language from our daily vocabulary?
  • How do we create inclusive events?
  • What are the advantages of hiring disabled employees, and what market opportunity are we missing out on when we don’t consider disabled consumers?
With contributions from disability advocates, activists, authors, entrepreneurs, scholars, educators, and executives, Yu celebrates the power of stories and lived experiences to foster the proximity, intimacy, and humanity of disability identities that have far too often been “othered” and rendered invisible. The Anti-Ableist Manifesto is an essential book for going beyond mere awareness and becoming an active anti-ableist working form a more equitable society for all.


  • "Tiffany Yu's The Anti-Ableist Manifesto is a powerful journey, merging personal narratives with collective insights to confront and dismantle ableism. As someone deeply immersed in the study of prejudice, including the often-overlooked discrimination faced by people with disabilities, Yu delivers a timely and indispensable guide for our times."
    Amy Cuddy, New York Times Bestselling Author of Presence
  • “Tiffany Yu has been a wonderful resource for me over the years and for so many who are looking to understand and end ableism in order to contribute to a more inclusive and equitable world. This book is a must-read!”
    Amy Purdy, New York Times bestselling author of On My Own Two Feet and 3x Paralympic Medalist
  • “Tiffany Yu's approach to dismantling ableist structures and advocating for comprehensive accessibility in both personal and professional spaces is a crucial addition to our collective efforts. The Anti-Ableist Manifesto does more than just challenge the status quo; it offers a blueprint for genuine allyship. Yu’s work is a clarion call to broaden our understanding and embrace the full potential of all individuals. This book is a must-read for anyone committed to building more equitable workplaces and a more just world. Yu has not only provided us with the context and vocabulary to confront ableism but also the inspiration to forge a path forward together. The Anti-Ableist Manifesto will serve as a seminal guide for generations to come, propelling us towards a disability-inclusive future.”
    Jennifer Brown, bestselling author of How to Be an Inclusive Leader and host of the "Will to Change" podcast

On Sale
Oct 8, 2024
Page Count
336 pages
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Tiffany Yu

About the Author

Tiffany Yu is an award-winning social impact entrepreneur, disability advocate, and content creator. She is the founder and CEO of Diversability, a social enterprise to elevate disability pride and build disability power. Having started her career at Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg, and REVOLT, Tiffany is now an in-demand corporate speaker, creating an approachable bridge in corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion spaces. Tiffany is the cofounder of the Awesome Foundation Disability Chapter, serves on the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games Working Group, and was a Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit. Her TED Talk, How to Help Employees with Disabilities Thrive, has over one million views. Her work and story have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Insider, Marie Claire, Forbes, USA TodayThe Guardian and more. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Connect with her across social media at @imtiffanyyu.

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