“We wanted to give voice to people who are often spoken for.”
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My hands grow cold and rigid. In those blue-tinged palms, I can see my future. ...more
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torrin a. greathouse discusses her debut collection, WOUND FROM THE MOUTH OF A WOUND.
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What Taussig does, then, is ground these ideas in reality through her own lived experiences. ...more
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The realm of sound yields to me, sits at my feet. I can switch on. Or not. ...more
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Amy Long discusses her debut book, CODEPENDENCE.
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Abi Palmer discusses her new book, SANATORIUM.
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Molly McCully Brown and Susannah Nevison discuss their work.
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“What does disabled look like?” ...more
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Keah Brown discusses her debut essay collection, THE PRETTY ONE.
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Acceptance is a fluid dance ...more
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Porochista Khakpour discusses her new memoir,
Sick, the difficulty of receiving good medical care, and the blessing of online community. ...more
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The individuality of body horror is its signature attribute. Nothing is more intimate than one’s own body, and by extension, one’s own physical suffering. ...more
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In a world in which it is okay for our president to mock a man with disabilities, we might well never see again the ultimately beautiful sight of a classroom of children disowning their own cruelty, choosing to be on the side of decency and care. ...more
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Do not assume that empathy equals experience. Writing outside your personal experience is always a tricky thing, and writing about disabled people when you yourself are not disabled is an especially difficult thing to do. At Lit Hub, Nicola Griffith has some tough words of caution for writers trying to portray the disabled.
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 […]