The My Dearest Friends Project is a COVID-19 global art collaboration centering the lived experience of disability. Created by DisArt and Oaklee Thiele in March 2020, the project has collected submissions from our disability community living across the United States, Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, Germany, and South America.

Please share your voice.


Think about your experiences as a disabled person during the COVID-19 pandemic and what you want to share with your disability community.


Start your submission with “My Dearest Friends” and end with your first name or an alias.

Our Submission Guidelines:

  • Written Max. 280 characters
  • Audio Max. 30 seconds
  • Video Max. 30 seconds (MP4, MOV)


Email your submission to
Mail a letter to
DisArt P.O. Box 3467 Grand Rapids, MI 49501.


Follow us on social media to see all published submissions at @mydearestfriendsproject


Invite someone else to participate in this project and tag yourself on social media once your submission is published.