Fatimah Aure

Fatimah Aure is pictured. She is showing off her megawatt smile. She is outdoors on a sunny day in a stylish blue and gold suit. She is African American young woman with an afro and chocolate brown skin.

About Fatimah

Pronouns: She/Her

Fatimah Aure is The Kelsey’s Director of Field Building & Capacity. With a communications degree from Northwestern University and a Public Policy Masters from UC Berkeley. She leads The Kelsey’s efforts to grow the field of leaders, advocates and champions of disability-forward housing solutions. She dreams of a day when affordable, accessible and inclusive housing is a given for any new developments. She is fueled by The Kelsey’s commitment to a co-led movement by people with and without disabilities. She uses a cane for balance and coordination stemming from a neurological movement condition. Born and raised in San Francisco, now an Oakland resident with her husband Seth and dog Duke Ellington.

What part of The Kelsey’s mission are you proudest to be part of / support?

I am most proud of the combined focus of disability access and housing. Your house should be your oasis, where you feel most comfortable. That is why accessibility matters so much. Everyone, regardless of physical limitations, should feel they have access and opportunities to realistic housing options. That goal is an exciting one to strive towards.

What does it mean to you to be Disability-Forward? Why does it matter?

One of my favorite things about The Kelsey is it’s commitment to spotlighting, empowering and acknowledging people, thought leaders and advocates with disabilities. Disability-forward means creating an environment where disability isn’t a hindrance or roadblock but a reality to be recognized and celebrated. The Kelsey is doing this by keeping disability at the forefront by not only spotlighting those voices but amplifying them in every way possible.