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Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People (2018) — Toimittaja — 28 kappaletta

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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
San Francisco, California, USA
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National Council on Disability, 2013-2015
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Alice Wong is a disabled activist, media maker, and research consultant based in San Francisco, California. She is the founder and director of the Disability Visability Project--an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture.



incredible essay collection!! if you're thinking about picking it up let this be your sign. i understand everyone's going to have their own opinions but i think it's missing the point any time someone critiques the quality of writing or says it 'really shows that all of them aren't authors'; it's not supposed to be perfect prose, it's real people getting to share the reality of their lives. i'd highly recommend looking further into the work of each author (info about each located in the back 'about the contributors' section), as well as checking out the extensive further reading list compiled at the end.… (lisätietoja)
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bisexuality | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 3, 2024 |
3.5 stars

A collection of 39 essays of various lengths, formats, intended audience, and tone, I didn’t love every essay—or think every one was written for my consumption (as a nondisabled person)—but this is a book I’m glad I read. Besides the essays I thought were really good, the further reading section at the end of the book gave me lots of ideas for what I can read to learn more about disabled people’s lives.

Nine of the essays I thought were the most eye-opening and informative were the following:
”Unspeakable Conversations,” by Harriet McBride Johnson
“The Isolation of Being Deaf in Prison,” by Jeremy Woody
“I’m Tired of Chasing a Cure,” by Liz Moore
“We Can’t go Back,” by Ricardo T. Thornton Sr.
“Why My Novel is Dedicated to My Disabled Friend Maddy,” by A.H. Reaume
“How a Blind Astronomer Found a Way to Hear the Stars,”by Wanda Diaz-Merced
“Falling/Burning,” by Shoshanna Kessock
“On NYC’s Paratransit, fighting for safety, respect, and human dignity,” by Britney Wilson
“The Fearless Benjamin Lay,” by Eugene Grant
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Harks | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 17, 2022 |
nonfiction - Disability Visibility activist (by necessity rather than choice, as she relies on a wheelchair, ventilator, and govt-funded home care aides, etc.), who happens to be Chinese-American, shares personal essays, podcast transcripts, photos, some very dark/emo teenaged poetry, and other collected tidbits.

I love how fierce she is (especially with that red lipstick!) in standing up for her needs (if you are uncomfortable, that is your ableist problem) and simply taking up space and attention (like the cats she admires so much), something that I struggle with as a person with anxiety not wanting to attract attention to all the things about my appearance that might be judged or misunderstood, or the things I constantly have to negotiate in order to minimize chronic pain. Obviously my life won't compare to hers (though we all have the same basic human wants and needs), and I don't mean to imply either that this is one of those horrible 'inspirational' book (it's not), but I still have to admire how skilled she has become in navigating this world that was not built with disabilities or differences in mind -- partly because she's had a ton of experience, partly because she's really intelligent, and partly because she's undoubtably had to be savvy about how she spends her energy and limited resources.
Also, I know it's not her responsibility to educate us, but I did learn a lot from the entry about not totally banning plastic straws (some people need those and shouldn't even have to ask for them or defend their use of one), and she has great advice on interviewing other people with respect to their time/needs as well as yours; the conversation with W. Kamau Bell was fun, too. As with anthologies and other collections, some pieces will speak to you more than others, depending on your personal perspectives and preferences. Please read this book and share it!
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reader1009 | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 4, 2022 |



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