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Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century -- Alice Wong (Editor)

Contributions to the book

Contributions to Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century edited by Alice Wong

Not complete, may be original work that was adapted/edited for Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

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Author

Title

Fulltext Link

Patty Berne & Vanessa Raditz

To Survive Climate Catastrophe, Look to Queer and Disabled Folks

https://truthout.org/articles/to-survive-climate-catastrophe-look-to-queer-and-disabled-folks/#:~:text=To%20Survive%20Climate%20Catastrophe%2C%20Look%20to%20Queer%20and,project%20called%20Mask%20Oakland.%20Mask%20Oakland%20%2F%20Twiter

Zipporah Arielle

What Seeing Selma Blair Walk The Red Carpet Felt Like, As A Disabled Woman

https://www.bustle.com/p/selma-blair-became-a-disabled-icon-overnight-heres-why-we-need-more-stories-like-hers-16810410

Diana Cejas

(note: Medical Doctor)

Taking Charge of My Story as a Cancer Patient at the Hospital Where I Work

https://catapult.co/stories/taking-charge-of-my-story-as-a-cancer-patient-at-the-hospital-where-i-work

Rebecca Cokley

(note: currently at Ford Foundation)

The Anti-Abortion Bill You Aren’t Hearing About

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/ext/2019/05/20/470132/anti-abortion-bill-arent-hearing/

Jen Deerinwater

The Erasure of Indigenous People In Chronic Illness

https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/in-sickness/checkbox-colonization-erasure

Wanda Diaz Merced

(note: currently working in Japan)

How a blind astronomer found a way to hear the stars

https://www.ted.com/talks/wanda_diaz_merced_how_a_blind_astronomer_found_a_way_to_hear_the_stars

June Eric-Udorie

(note: Listed as part of publisher's speakers bureau)

When You Are Waiting to Be Healed

https://catapult.co/stories/when-you-are-waiting-to-be-healed#:~:text=When%20you%20are%20waiting%20to%20be%20healed%2C%20you,I%20was%20adding%20ink%20to%20a%20penciled%20truth.

Maysoon Zayid

If You Can't Fast, Give

https://maysoon.com/if-you-cant-fast-give/

Jeremy Woody as told to Christie Thompson

The Isolation of Being Deaf in Prison

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2018/10/18/the-isolation-of-being-deaf-in-prison

Britney Wilson

(Note: law professor)

On NYC’s Paratransit, Fighting for Safety, Respect, and Human Dignity

https://longreads.com/2017/09/01/on-nycs-paratransit-fighting-for-safety-respect-and-human-dignity/

Jillian Weise

Common Cyborg

https://granta.com/common-cyborg/

Ricardo Thornton, Sr.

(note: works in a library)

Statement of Ricardo Thornton, Sr.

Before the U.S. Senate: June 21, 2012

Using the ADA to Promote Community

Integration

https://www.help.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Thornton1.pdf

Jessica Slice

Parenting with a disability makes me feel like an ‘impostor’ as a mother

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/09/04/parenting-with-disability-makes-me-feel-like-an-imposter-mother/

Elsa Sjunneson

How to Make a Paper Crane

https://uncannymagazine.com/article/how-to-make-a-paper-crane/

s.e. smith

The Beauty of Spaces Created For and By Disabled People

https://catapult.co/stories/the-beauty-of-spaces-created-for-and-by-disabled-people

Ellen Samuels

 

Six Ways of Looking at Crip Time

https://dsq-sds.org/article/view/5824/4684

Mari “Dev” Ramsawakh

Incontinence Is a Public Health Issue — And We Need to Talk About It

https://www.them.us/story/incontinence-and-disability

liminalnest

I’m tired of chasing a cure

https://liminalnest.wordpress.com/2018/12/27/im-tired-of-chasing-a-cure/

Stacey Milbern

(Note: deceased)

On the Ancestral Plane: Crip Hand Me Downs and the Legacy of Our Movements

https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/2019/03/10/on-the-ancestral-plane-crip-hand-me-downs-and-the-legacy-of-our-movements/

Talila  A. Lewis

Ki'tay D. Davidson: A Eulogy

https://www.talilalewis.com/blog/kitay-d-davidson-a-eulogy

Shoshana Kessock

Falling/Burning: Hannah Gadsby, Nanette, and Being A Bipolar Creator

https://shoshanakessock.com/2018/07/12/falling-burning-hannah-gadsby-nanette-and-the-myth-of-the-mad-artist/

Harriet McBryde Johnson (Note:  Deceased)

Unspeakable Conversations

https://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/16/magazine/unspeakable-conversations.html

Sandy Ho

Canfei to Canji

The Freedom of Being Loud

https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/the-freedom-of-being-loud

Jamison Hill

Love Means Never Having to Say …  Anything

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/25/style/modern-love-means-never-having-to-say-anything.html

Ariel Henley

(Note: has a new book released 2021)

There’s a Mathematical Equation That Proves I’m Ugly — Or So I Learned in My Seventh Grade Art Class

https://narratively.com/theres-a-mathematical-equation-that-proves-im-ugly-or-so-i-learned-in-my-seventh-grade-art-class/

Eugene Grant

The Fearless Benjamin Lay—Activist, Abolitionist, Dwarf Person

https://www.beaconbroadside.com/broadside/2018/04/the-fearless-benjamin-layactivist-abolitionist-dwarf-person/comments/

Haben Girma

Guide dogs don’t lead blind people. We wander as one.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/guide-dogs-dont-lead-blind-people-we-wander-as-one/2019/08/07/0be20cf2-b545-11e9-951e-de024209545d_story.html

Karolyn Gehrig

Time’s Up for Me, Too Where are disabled people in the Time's Up movement?

https://www.guernicamag.com/times-up-for-me-too/

Keah Brown

My Joy is My Freedom

Note: different title than one in the book

https://www.elle.com/culture/books/a32983436/my-joy-is-my-freedom-keah-brown-essay/

 

 

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