Kamilah Martin-Proctor - is a Washington DC native -based in her hometown. She was diagnosed with Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) at age 13 and Multiple Sclerosis at age16. She now speaks for that invisible nation of students doing the impossible, having to grow up too fast. The speeches and presentations she has given, as well as the panels and advisory committees she serves on allow her to address relevant issues regarding educational outreach, self advocacy and the gaps in our educational and medical institutions.
She is the author of several position and research papers looking at disability images in film and why A.D.A. compliant doesn't necessarily mean accessible and the soon to be published best-seller series of reference workbooks which address chronic conditions primarily affecting women from M.S. and Lupus to Breast Cancer. "The Princess Guide to Living with M.S." The facts, The funny, The furious story and workbook for how to actually and practically live with M.S.
Kamilah Martin-Proctor is Founder of the Martin M.S. Alliance Foundation (MMSAF). She also sits on The Presidents National Council on Disability (NCD) an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, NYC Readers Advisory Panel, for InsideMS / U.S. Department of Labor Disability Employment Programs Education & Training Committee / Howard University's Advisory Committee for the Office of Student Special Services.
Kamilah Martin-Proctor is an author, speaker and media personality who has dedicated her life to fighting for access and opportunity for students and young adults living with chronic conditions and disabilities.