WRITING ABOUT INTERSECTIONAL DISABILITY IN POETRY, YA FICTION, NEWS COMMENTARY, BLOGS AND BEYOND
October 29, 2016
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Beth Haller, Kathi Wolfe, Emily Ladau, Day “Deena” Al-Mohamed, and Sonya Huber
Narratives about both real and fictional disabled people should not be infused with inspiration or dripping with pity, but how do we persuade editors, publishers, fellow writers and other media makers to create full-bodied disabled characters? How can we move disability out of the realm of ableist metaphors in our writing? How can we write more fully about disability identity when it merges with other identities? How can we use writing as a means of sharing stories that lead to better dialogue about key issues regarding disability? This panel will offer guidance and insight for writing about disability in three-dimensional and intersectional ways.