Posts Tagged: disabilities

Breaking the Rules: A Conversation with Amy B. Scher

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Amy B. Scher discusses her memoir, This Is How I Save My Life, what to do when all available treatments have failed, Trump’s presidency, and the power to heal.

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No Cure Necessary

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At The Establishment, Mariah Ramsawakh discusses the damaging, unrealistic “miraculous cure” trope often found when the media portrays characters with disabilities: People with disabilities are tired of being lumped together as less than able-bodied folk, and being told they’ll only be the “real” versions of themselves when they’ve been cured. When I asked my three disabled participants […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: All Bodies Count

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Personal representation weighs heavily on the disabled because we don’t often see each other out in the world.

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The Beautiful Private Life of the Other

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Italian photographer Olivier Fermariello’s collection, Je t’aime moi aussi (NSFW)—a striking gallery of the sexual lives of the disabled—gives a glimpse into the private sphere of those who fall outside culture’s narrow standards of beauty. These people were willing to give their most intimate appearance to a total stranger in order to let others know that […]

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