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Don't Call Me Inspirational : a Disabled Feminist Talks Back.

Author: Harilyn Rousso
Publisher: Philadelphia PA : Temple University Press, 2013.
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A disabled woman confronts body image, sexuality, bias, discrimination and condescension as she fashions an independent and fulfilling life

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012025882
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harilyn Rousso
ISBN: 9781439909386 1439909385
OCLC Number: 823723365
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages)
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; I. Close Encounters with the Clueless; 1. Who's Harilyn?; 2. Birth, Mine; 3. Close Encounters with the Clueless; 4. The Beggar and the Cripple; 5. The Stare; 6. Always the Other; 7. Why I Am Not Inspirational; 8. Home; II. On Leaving Home; 9. Wedding Day, 1933; 10. Dancing; 11. Exploding Beans; 12. My Sister; 13. Adolescent Conversation; 14. On Leaving Home; 15. Hideous Shoes; 16. Driving High; 17. Eli; 18. My Father, Myself; 19. Driving Awayfrom Home; III. On Not Looking in the Mirror; 20. Walk Straight!; 21. On Not Looking in the Mirror. 22. Facing My Face23. Meditations on Speech and Silence; 24. Daring Digits; 25. Right-Hand Painting; 26. Being Only One: Some Meditations on Solitude; IV. What's a Woman?; 27. What's a Woman?; 28. He Was the One; 29. Blank Page; 30. Buying the Wedding Dress; 31. First Date; 32. First Night; 33. Mixed Couple; 34. Sylvester; 35. Faces of Eve; 36. Tough Bird; 37. Hand in Hand; V. Why Claim Disability?; 38. Finding My Way; 39. Keeping the Distance; 40. That "Inspirational" Label; 41. Token of Approval; 42. Disabled Women's Community; 43. The Story of Betty, Revisited; 44. Listening to Myself. 45. Activist Sisters46. Toilet Troubles; 47. My Mentoring Project; 48. Why Claim Disability?; 49. Broken Silences; 50. Eulogy for My Nondisabled Self; 51. Eulogy for My Freakish Self; 52. Ode to My Disabled Self.

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"I've known Harilyn Rousso as a powerful activist and gifted artist, but with this revelatory book, she becomes something even more rare: a storyteller who conveys her uniqueness, and so helps us to Read more...

 
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