What is BTL?

Beyond The Label “BTL” is an awareness campaign that focuses on building a more inclusive community by redefining & replacing labels that are given to us.

Labels are disabling.

Being disabled is not defined by physical or cognitive limits, but social limits.

Despite the social labels we have been given, whether by our race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion, we have all been affected by the disabling effect of them in our society. For our members and individuals alike, the stigma of, “they can’t do that,” has not only segregated them, but also limited their opportunities to become contributing individuals in their communities. Beyond the Label is inspired by our members who choose to live beyond their label because it isn’t what defines them, rather it’s their good character.