Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century

Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century

Alice Wong Harriet McBryde Johnson Talila A. Lewis Maysoon Zayid Ariel Henley Jen Deerinwater June Eric-Udorie Jeremy Woody Christie Thompson Jillian Weise Liz Moore Ricardo T. Thornton Sky Cubacub Haben Girma Diana Cejas Sandy Ho Keah Brown Keshia Scott Jessica Slice Elsa Sjunneson Zipporah Arielle A.H. Reaume Rebecca Cokley Alice Sheppard Wanda Díaz-Merced Mari Ramsawakh Shoshana Kessock Ellen Samuels Reyma McCoy McDied Britney Wilson Lateef McLeod Eugene Grant Patty Berne Vanessa Raditz Harriet Tubman Collective Karolyn Gehrig Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Jamison Hill Stacey Milbern S.E. Smith
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One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent—but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary essays by disabled people.

From Harriet McBryde Johnson’s account of her debate with Peter Singer over her own personhood to original pieces by authors like Keah Brown and Haben Girma; from blog posts, manifestos, and eulogies to Congressional testimonies, and beyond: this anthology gives a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community. It invites readers to question their own understandings. It celebrates and documents disability culture in the now. It looks to the future and the past with hope and love.
Language
English
Pages
309
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage
Release
June 30, 2020
ISBN
1984899422
ISBN 13
9781984899422
One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent—but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary essays by disabled people.

From Harriet McBryde Johnson’s account of her debate with Peter Singer over her own personhood to original pieces by authors like Keah Brown and Haben Girma; from blog posts, manifestos, and eulogies to Congressional testimonies, and beyond: this anthology gives a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community. It invites readers to question their own understandings. It celebrates and documents disability culture in the now. It looks to the future and the past with hope and love.
Language
English
Pages
309
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage
Release
June 30, 2020
ISBN
1984899422
ISBN 13
9781984899422