The epitome of Black Girl Magic and Disability Pride, Imani Barbarin, also known as Crutches & Spice, is one of the newest trending voices in intersectionality and representation media. Crowned the “Disability Hashtag Queen” by her fans, Imani is the creator of several trending hashtags including #DisTheOscars #AbledsAreWeird, and #ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow. Her sassy online presence has gained attention of large digital media platforms including Refinery 29, NPR, Yahoo, and politicians alike. She has modelled in Paris fashion shows, is a published Forbes contributor, and can be found on Hollywood billboards. She is quickly becoming a Millennial favourite and online powerhouse.
Imani’s audience is a motivated and empowered group of individuals. They are highly educated with a strong and up-to-date understanding of politics. They are an active and trendsetting group of people who show up at polls, lobby politicians, and support brands that are not afraid to create waves. Originally Crutches & Spice’s messaging was created for disabled persons but her forthrightness and incredible storytelling as a Black disabled female has inspired an even larger community.