Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century by Wong, Alice
Alice Wong

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

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ONE OF THE PROGRESSIVE'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR - 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. Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 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.

Author: Alice Wong
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 06/30/2020
Pages: 336
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.20w x 0.75d
ISBN: 9781984899422

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 04/15/2020
Library Journal 06/01/2020 pg. 100
Booklist 06/01/2020 pg. 6
Shelf Awareness 06/30/2020

About the Author
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 Visibility Project, an online community dedicated tocreating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture. Alice is also the host and co-producer of the Disability Visibility podcast and co-partner in a number of collaborations such as #CripTheVote and Access Is Love. From 2013 to 2015, Alice served as a member of the National Council on Disability, an appointment by President Barack Obama. You can follow her on Twitter: @SFdirewolf. For more: disabilityvisibilityproject.com.