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Disability, Society, and the Individual

This guide is for course HSR 240

Library Resources

 
RESPONSE TO DISABILITY: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES

SELF-ADVOCACY

LIVED EXPERIENCES
IDENTITIES & INTERSECTIONALITIES

THE PERSONAL IMPACT OF DISABILITY

DISABILITY & COMMUNITY

Online Resources

Stella Young is a comedian and journalist who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn't, she'd like to make clear, automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity. In this very funny talk, Young breaks down society's habit of turning disabled people into "inspiration porn."


 

“People are so afraid of variety that they try to fit everything into a tiny little box with a specific label,” says 16-year-old Rosie King, who is bold, brash and autistic. She wants to know: Why is everyone so worried about being normal? She sounds a clarion call for every kid, parent, teacher and person to celebrate uniqueness. It’s a soaring testament to the potential of human diversity.