Karen Yoshida is Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science Institute and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. She received her PhD in Community Health (Sociology of Health) in 1991 at the University of Toronto. Karen Yoshida is a Critical Disability Studies (CDS) and feminist scholar, ally and activist. Her teaching of CDS and research is community and partnership-based with various disability communities. Her research interests include Disability History, arts-based research, disability leadership, embodiment, and disabled women and their health.