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The power of storytelling & representation with Emily Ladau & Melissa Shang
January 26, 2022 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ESTFree
Join us this month as we welcome authors Emily Ladau and Melissa Shang to discuss their published books: Demystifying Disability and Mia Lee is Wheeling Through Middle School. They’ll be discussing their books in addition to many other topics: the power of representation and stories, how their own identities impact their writing, mentorship, and answering audience questions.
Demystifying Disability came out this past fall and it immediately become a must-read resource for allies of the disability community:
Disabled people are the world’s largest minority, an estimated 15 percent of the global population. But many of us–disabled and non-disabled alike–don’t know how to act, what to say, or how to be an ally to the disability community. Demystifying Disability is a friendly handbook on important disability issues you need to know about.
Authored by celebrated disability rights advocate, speaker, and writer Emily Ladau, this practical, intersectional guide offers all readers a welcoming place to understand disability as part of the human experience.
We will be raffling off 7 copies of Demystifying Disability to event registrants. Sign up for the event for a chance to receive one!
This event will have CART captioning and ASL interpreting.
About the presenter: Emily Ladau is an internationally known disability rights activist, writer, and speaker. She is the editor in chief of the Rooted in Rights blog, a platform dedicated to amplifying authentic narratives of the intersectional disability experience. She also co-hosts The Accessible Stall, a podcast about disability issues. Ladau’s writing has been published in outlets including the New York Times, HuffPost, CNN, Self, Salon, Vice, The Daily Beast, Variety, and Marie Claire Australia. Her work is also included in the Criptiques Anthology and About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times. She has served as an expert source on disability issues for outlets including NPR, Vox, Washington Post, and Teen Vogue, and has been featured in a range of press outlets including Newsday, BuzzFeed, CBS news, and US News & World Report.
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