Enter to win 'Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century' edited by Alice Wong
A little thank you for being a Foreign Bodies subscriber
Alt text: Giveaway poster featuring book cover of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century and editor Alice Wong. Photo of an Asian American woman in a power chair. She is wearing a blue shirt with a geometric pattern with orange, black, white, and yellow lines and cubes. She is wearing a mask over her nose attached to a gray tube and bright red lip color. She is smiling at the camera. Photo credit: Eddie Hernandez Photography
I’ve been looking forward to sharing this collection with you all since anthology editor Alice Wong, a San Francisco-based disabled activist, media maker, and Founder and Director of the Disability Visibility Project—an online community dedicated to creating, sharing and amplifying disability media and culture—first reached out to me about her anthology-in-the-works last November. I can’t praise this collection enough and am absolutely elated to announce Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century as our latest Foreign Bodies giveaway pick. We’ll be mailing one lucky subscriber or gift recipient a new copy of the anthology with a note from Alice Wong herself, who, by the way, will casually grace the cover of British Vogue’s September issue along with an army of fellow inspiring activists. Entries for our Disability Visibility giveaway will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. EST.
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About the book
From Elizabeth Hee:
“Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings together an urgent, galvanizing collection of personal essays by contemporary disabled writers. From original pieces by up-and-coming authors like Keah Brown and Haben Girma, to blog posts, manifestos, eulogies, testimonies to Congress, and beyond: this anthology gives a glimpse of the vast richness and complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community. It invites readers to question their own assumptions and understandings. It celebrates and documents disability culture in the now. It looks to the future and past with hope and love.”
Praise for Disability Visibility
“Alice Wong should be in charge of editing all books. Even better, Alice Wong should be in charge of everything! To Alice, words like ‘diversity’ and ‘intersectionality’ aren’t just buzzwords. They are marching orders. In this book, she has collected a staggering array of stories from writers who experience disability in vastly different ways. This isn’t meant to be THE DEFINITIVE BOOK on disability. It is a doorway, and Alice is inviting us all to go through the doorway and continue our learning process. She even ends the collection with a bibliography that extends far beyond your standard reading list. Whether you currently consider yourself part of the disability community or not, you’re gonna want to take in the wisdom woven throughout this book. Now more than ever, our society desperately needs to listen to and take action on the changes disabled artists and activists have been demanding for so long. I am lucky she is my friend.”
— W. Kamau Bell, host of United Shades of America
Also named to The New York Times’ July New & Noteworthy list, a book to read in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by Book Riot, and one of the best books published this summer by the Chicago Tribune.
An upcoming event if you’re interested:
For when you’re all done…
Whenever I read a book I enjoy or one that encourages me to challenge my own beliefs, I’m driven to give everyone around me a sprinkle of the magic. That means you, too. These little surprise giveaways are my special way of thanking you for joining the Foreign Bodies family. I hope the books and collections I send your way make you feel a little more at home, or perhaps inspire you to learn a bit more about the myriad voices out there, voices we don’t get the privilege of hearing as often as we could.
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