Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard LawBorn with deaf blindness, Girma grew up with enough vision to know when someone was in front of her and enough hearing to know when someone close to her was talking However, she had difficulty reading facial features or distinguishing people in group conversations Relying on her own problem solvin

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Tender Points

Tender PointsTender Points is a narrative fractured by trauma Named after the diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia, the book length lyric essay explores sexual violence, gendered illness, chronic pain, and patriarchy through the lenses of lived experience and pop culture Twin Peaks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

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A Body, Undone: Living on After Great Pain

A Body, Undone: Living on After Great PainA compelling account of recreating a life through writing, memory, and desire n nIn the early evening on October 1, 2003, Christina Crosby was three miles into a seventeen mile bicycle ride, intent on reaching her goal of 1,000 miles for the riding season She was a respected senior professor of Engli

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Memory's Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia

Memory's Last Breath: Field Notes on My DementiaIn the tradition of Brain on Fire and When Breath Becomes Air, Gerda Saunders Memory s Last Breath is an unsparing, beautifully written memoir a true life Still Alice that captures Saunders experience as a fiercely intellectual person living with the knowledge that her brain is betraying her Sau

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Keywords for Disability Studies

Keywords for Disability StudiesKeywords for Disability Studiesaims to broaden and define the conceptual framework of disability studies for readers and practitioners in the field and beyond The volume engages some of the most pressing debates of our time, such as prenatal testing, euthanasia, accessibility in public transportati

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