In this recording, Alice Wong and Sandy Ho host a virtual book discussion about the new anthology, Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the 21st Century.
“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.”
About the Presenters
Alice Wong (she/her) is a disabled activist, media maker, and consultant. She is the Founder and Director of the Disability Visibility Project® (DVP), an online community dedicated to creating, sharing and amplifying disability media and culture created in 2014. Currently, Alice is the Editor of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century, an anthology of essays by disabled people, available now (June 30, 2020) by Vintage Books. You can find her on Twitter: @SFdirewolf.
Sandy Ho is a disability community-organizer, activist, and disability policy researcher. Currently, she is a research associate at the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University where she manages the Community Living Policy Center. She is the founder of the Disability & Intersectionality Summit, a biennial national conference organized by disabled activists and centers marginalized disabled people. In 2015 she was recognized as a White House Champion of Change for her work in mentoring for transitional-age disabled women. Sandy is one-third of the team behind Access Is Love, a campaign that is co-partnered by Alice Wong and Mia Mingus. Her areas of work include disability justice, racial justice, intersectionality, and disability studies. She is a disabled queer Asian American woman whose writing has been published by Bitch Media online.