About the Fellowship Program

(No Longer Accepting Applications)

The Crip Camp Impact Campaign was honored to partner with Adobe to host a fellowship program for creatives and community organizers with disabilities interested in elevating their work to the next level of visibility. 

Through a competitive application process, fellows received a $5,000 grant to complete a passion project over a 7-month period. Fellows also participated in training classes with Adobe and Crip Camp lecturers and had direct access to a pool of mentors — well-established in their respective industries. All fellows received a one year complimentary subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.

Why Named After
Ki’tay D. Davidson?

“I challenge the extent to which we place the responsibility for advocacy on those designated as leaders or ‘champions.’ Advocacy is not just for charismatic individuals or high profile community organizers. Advocacy is for all of us; advocacy is a way of life. It is a natural response to the injustices and inequality in the world. While you and I may not have sole responsibility for these inequities that does not alter its reality.” – Ki’tay D. Davidson

Ki’tay D. Davidson’s memory lives on in many communities. Originally from Chicago and based in L.A., Ki’tay was a Black disabled trans man and, in his words, a “believer in love + collective liberation”. He passed away in 2014 at 22-years-old. As co-creator of the #DisabilitySolidarity praxis, Ki’tay challenged all forms of oppression by mobilizing multiply-marginalized communities including Black/Indigenous, disabled, queer, trans/gendernonconforming, and other communities. President Obama’s White House acknowledged him as a Champion of Change, and Talila Lewis described him as “…the voice of love and justice in institutions and organizations rife with oppression and violence…”

In honor of his incredible life, legacy, and the work he did with and across disability communities, the Crip Camp Impact Campaign team presented: The Crip Camp Adobe Fellowship in Honor of Ki’tay D. Davidson.

To read more about Ki’tay and the work he contributed, please visit:

A cartoon of Ki’Tay, a black, disabled Trans man, wearing a suit and bow tie, and a Pride pin in the shape of a rainbow heart with the words, “LOVE WINS” on it. He is smiling while holding a microphone. He is surrounded by a floral ring that arches from his left shoulder over his head to his right shoulder. With a purple and blue background and more decorative flowers.