A Room of One's Own Nonfiction Book Group

Join us in discussing the powerful anthology Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, edited by Alice Wong.

"A raw, emotional collection, an investment in the power of storytelling to foster vibrant connections, and an unapologetic rejection of 'internalized ableism'. .. . The 37 powerful stories in Disability Visibility reveal the depth of everyday courage and the extraordinary human capacity to find humor in the face of life's adversities." --Shelf Awareness

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. 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.

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Event date: 

Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

9 N. 6th Street
Redlands, CA 92373-5258
Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century By Alice Wong (Editor) Cover Image
By Alice Wong (Editor)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984899422
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020