Lani Parker has a particular passion for linking struggles for social justice together. This is reflected both in her academic background and as a practitioner/activist. She has worked with many different campaigns, organisations and groups. Her politics are informed by disability justice, anticapitalism and antiracist feminism. She is currently on the steering group for Sisters of Frida, a disabled women’s collective in the UK. She is involved with local campaigns and works in community engagement and as an advocate at a disabled people’s organisation in London.
She has an undergraduate degree in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford and an MA in Culture, Diaspora and Ethnicity from Birkbeck College, University of London, where her research focused on whiteness and disability.