Disability Digest

The Power of Disability Digest

correcting what history has overlooked

This is  a beta version of something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, create a digest that illustrates the remarkable contributions of people with disabilities. There wasn’t room in my new book, The Power of Disability for all the stories I came across. This digest is the next best thing.

I’d like each Digest to introduce you to works of art, stories about interesting people, notable dates and Did-you-know facts.

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Disability Digest #8 (March 1-8)

Disability Digest #8 (March 1-8)

Yellow Birds by Maud Lewis Dear ReaderIn researching my book, The Power of Disability, I discovered that people with disabilities have been major players throughout history. Much more than I realized. If you were to take away their contribut[...]
Disability Digest #7 (February 22-29)

Disability Digest #7 (February 22-29)

Linen jacket by Agnes Emma Richter, a seamstress who embroidered her story onto a jacket while incarcerated in an asylum in the late 1800's. Thanks #womensart Dear ReaderPeople with disabilities have been major players throughout history[...]
Disability Digest #6 (February 14-21)

Disability Digest #6 (February 14-21)

"Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are a bourbon biscuit" - Frida Kahlo. Thanks #womensart (Images are © to respective owners) Dear Reader Disability is written out of history either by ignoring the contributions of persons with disability or by separating their disability from[...]
Disability Digest #5 (February 6-13)

Disability Digest #5 (February 6-13)

"Winter Mourning" by artist, philosopher and activist Judith Snow. Image courtesy Jack Pearpoint and Inclusion Press. Dear Reader Disability is written out of history either by ignoring the contributions of persons with disability or by separating their disability from their contributions[...]
Disability Digest #4 (January  30 – February 5)

Disability Digest #4 (January 30 – February 5)

Cartoon copyright John Callahan Dear Reader Disability is written out of history either by ignoring the contributions of persons with disability or by separating their disability from their contributions. This issue of the Disability Digest is still in beta mode as we strive for improveme[...]
Disability Digest #3 (January 21 – 28 )

Disability Digest #3 (January 21 – 28 )

Andrew Wyeth. Christina’s World. 1948. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © Andrew Wyeth Dear Reader Thanks for your feedback on the first two issues of this Digest. I confess I’m having trouble limiting the number of profiles as well as their length. Bear with me, there is so much to sh[...]
Disability Digest #2 (January 9 – 15th, 2021)

Disability Digest #2 (January 9 – 15th, 2021)

Sophie de Oliveira Barata, founder of the Alternative Limb Project, works closely with amputees to create surreal and glamorous prosthetic limbs that “can help to break down social barriers, and delight the eye.” Courtesy #womensart Dear Reader Thanks for the feedback on the first issue o[...]