From Disability Visibility Project: For More Info, Go Here…
On June 30, 2020 I have a book coming out, Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century from Vintage Books. It’s an anthology I edited featuring work by 37 disabled people that is a personal labor of love.
You are cordially invited to attend the an online book event co-organized by the Disability Visibility Project and the Longmore Institute on Disability on Saturday, July 25, 2020, 4 pm. Contributors who will be featured on the panel include: Patty Berne, Haben Girma, Ariel Henley, Lateef McLeod, and s.e. smith, moderated by Yomi Wrong. 10 lucky participants will win a free copy of Disability Visibility.
ASL/captioning provided. Register: http://tinyurl.com/dvbooklaunch
Before the pandemic, I was worried how I would launch the book as someone who does not travel. Would I be left out? Will my requests for accommodations be honored? Writers are often told how in-person events at bookstores and other venues are the paths to successful promotion and attention by media. As disabled, neurodivergent, mad, D/deaf, and chronically ill people know, we make our own pathways to fit our bodyminds and access needs. For more, read this excellent piece by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha in Guts Magazine who is also a contributor in Disability Visibility. In an effort to model the access I want to see everywhere, I created an access rider for use by my publisher when they receive inquiries from media and event organizers.