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Disability Visibility Summary
by Alice Wong
Disability Visibility is a collection of essays, written by disabled authors and compiled by activist Alice Wong, that illustrate what it is like to live with a disability.
by Alice Wong
In the U.S. alone, 26% of the population lives with a disability. But while some disabilities are visible, many are harder to see and harder to understand.
Alice Wong is a disabled activist living in California. In addition to hosting and co-producing the Disability Visibility podcast, she also founded the Disability Visibility Project. From 2013 to 2015, Wong served on the National Council on Disability under President Barack Obama.
Compiled and edited by Wong, Disability Visibility is a collection of works written by people with disabilities that shed light on what it’s like to live in their bodies. By honoring the experiences of everyday disabled people, this book aims to increase diversity in the discussion of disability.
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"My joy is my freedom — it allows me to live my life as I see fit. I won't leave this earth without the world knowing that I chose to live a life that made me happy, made me think, made me whole."
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