Dont Call Me Inspirational

Dont Call Me Inspirational For Psychotherapist, Painter, Feminist, Filmmaker, Writer, And Disability Activist Harilyn Rousso, Hearing Well Intentioned People Tell Her, You Re So Inspirational Is Patronizing, Not Complimentary.In Her Empowering And At Times Confrontational Memoir, Don T Call Me Inspirational, Rousso, Who Has Cerebral Palsy, Describes Overcoming The Prejudice Against Disability Not Overcoming Disability She Addresses The Often Absurd And Ignorant Attitudes Of Strangers, Friends, And Family Rousso Also Examines Her Own Prejudice Toward Her Disabled Body, And Portrays The Healing Effects Of Intimacy And Creativity, As Well As Her Involvement With The Disability Rights Community She Intimately Reveals Herself With Honesty And Humor And Measures Her Personal Growth As She Goes From Passing To Embracing And Claiming Her Disability As A Source Of Pride, Positive Identity, And Rebellion A Collage Of Images About Her Life, Rather Than A Formal Portrait, Don T Call Me Inspirational Celebrates Rousso S Wise, Witty, Productive, Outrageous Life, Disability And All. I just met Harilyn herself last night and I loved her stories about her life I m disabled like Harilyn and part of the Disability Studies program at UW I love prose poetry and feminist intersection Harilyn will make you both laugh and cry about learning to accept her disability The chapter on her cat is hilarious and I love the story about learning to walk in front of a mirror to please her mom and how she reflects years later She is a brilliant, funny, artistic person and go see her read h I just met Harilyn herself last night and I loved her stories about her life I m disabled like Harilyn and part of the Disability Studies program at UW I love prose poetry and feminist intersection Harilyn will make you both laugh and cry about learning to accept her
Don t Call Me Inspirational A Disabled Feminist Talks Back Don t Call Me Inspirational A Disabled Feminist Talks Back Paperback by Harilyn Rousso After reading this book, I have been unstuck I will not approach my own life in the same way Like Harilyn Rousso, I was born with cerebral palsy But I am talkinggenerally than just a person having a disability Through Rousso s keen artist eyes, articulate words, and divine wit, I conclude there is the possibility of a second act, or even Don t Call Me Inspirational A Disabled Feminist Talks Back Don t Call Me Inspirational A Disabled Feminist Talks Back Paperback by Harilyn Rousso After reading this book, I have been unstuck I will not approach my own life in the same way Like Harilyn Rousso, I was born with cerebral palsy But I am talkinggenerally than just a person having a disability Through Rousso s keen artist eyes, articulate words, and divine wit, I conclude there is the possibility of a second act, or even a fifth Taught by an expert hopscotch player, I see clearly that you don t have to perceive yourself as stagnate, but that you have a wide spectrum of
I m glad this book is out there I appreciated Rousso s rather unflinching self exploration she does not shy away from the fact that she still struggles with self loathing, even after decades in the disability rights and feminist movements There were parts of this I could really relate to, particularly her attempts at assimilation, enforced by her family, as a child I enjoyed the format the book is broken up into small readable vignettes Parts of her story did not resonate with me she had I m glad this book is out there I appreciated Rousso s rather unflinching self exploration she does not shy away from the fact that s
The title of this book was a very attractive one a sentiment I strongly share The author is a writer, psychotherapist, artist, disability activist, and oh, yes, has severe cerebral palsy The book is a series of writings expressing her own thoug
Wonderful, unusual, memoir. Frankly, I skimmed some of this book, so I could finish it before it was due back at the library Parts of it really spoke to me while other parts had me considering not finishing it I appreciated the discussion of how important mentors are for young disabled gir
3.5 stars Really interesting and enlightening but just not written in a style that enjoyed I m glad I read it because it was eye opening but I wouldn t rush to read anything else by her. More of an autobiography than a work of theory, but still pretty interesting I found some of the emphasis on the so called importance oftraditional markers of independence for WWDs such as learning to drive sort of questionable, however As a feminist with mild CP, I could relate to much of what Russo says about people s reactions to neurological disability but her second wave feminist stance, less so This is a worthy read if you are interested in personal narratives of women with d More of an autobiography than a work of theory, but
Good if you re new to the concept of ableism Rousso is obviously of a different era of disability activism, but that makes her narrative relevant to earlier models of understanding and addressing disability oppression.

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Dont Call Me Inspirational
  • Harilyn Rousso
  • English
  • 06 April 2019
  • 1439909377