Disability Visibility

Disability Visibility

First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

eBook - 2020
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ONE OF THE PROGRESSIVE'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
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.
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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brangwinn
Jul 12, 2020

There are some powerful authors in this collection. Wong is the founder of The Disability Visibility Project. In this time when so many with disabilities find it even harder to get help readers will get a variety of essays exposing inequalities. There’s an essay about the inequality of health care for native people. There’s another very eye-opening about how patients are vulnerable in the hospital in which the author works. Things like finding adaptive clothe, and the high rats of disability among LGBTQ people. This isn’t the book with the answers, this is the book that should start discussion about the inequalities and how people with disabilities should expect more and deserve more.

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