4
Jan

LA BinderCon Panel: Writing Without Pity: Disability, Illness and Our Bodies

Wondering what programming we have in store for you at LA BinderCon? We’ll be announcing all week – stay tuned for more (and be sure to buy your tickets while Early Bird level is still available!).

Writing Without Pity: Disability, Illness and Our Bodies
(Karolyn Gehrig, Eileen Cronin, Santina Muha, Lara Ameen, Sara Benincasa)

From misguided media mentions to flattened metaphor, disability and illness are often used to position narratives rather than represent reality. This panel will discuss the coverage and placement of disability in journalism, how to write personal narratives without pity, and the linguistic tropes we associate with disability, which no longer serve our lives.