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Disability Visibility & Representation: Home

Multi-media resources on the topic of disability as written by artists and activists with disabilities.

Book of the Year (2022-23)

The Pretty One

The Pretty One

From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign, a thoughtful, inspiring, and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America.

Contact accessibility@stkate.edu about receiving a free copy of The Pretty One. Information about book discussion groups will be coming soon!

Also available as an ebook and audiobook through Libby @ St. Kate's Library. 

Essays and Poetry

Resources & Self-Help Guides

Nonfiction, Biographies & Memoirs

Fiction and Young Adult

Podcasts

The Heumann Perspective Podcast

The host, Judy Heumann, is an internationally recognized bad-ass disability activist, in conversation with disabled changemakers and their allies. 

The Accessible Stall

The Accessible Stall is a disability podcast hosted by Kyle Khachadurian and Emily Ladau that keeps it real about issues within the disability community.

"In Sickness": a 14-part series from BitchMedia's podcast Popaganda

“In Sickness” is a weeklong series about chronic illness—and what the misdiagnosis, disdain, and marginalizing of people with chronic illnesses reveals about our culture. (Originally aired on December 22, 2016.)

Access All (a BBC Radio program)

Weekly podcast about mental health, wellbeing and disabled people. Life stories and solutions with a friendly touch – for listeners around the world. Presented by Nikki Fox.

Included: The Disability Equity Podcast

A podcast from the Johns Hopkins University Disability Health Research Center that challenges stereotypes of disability by sharing stories, data, and news. Hosted by Dr. Bonnielin Swenor and Dr. Nicholas Reed, they delve deep into issues of disability equity. 

Disability After Dark

Disability Awareness Consultant, Andrew Garza, hosts a podcast that looks at disability stories. It's like sitting down with a really close friend to have real conversations about disability, sexuality and everything else about the disability experience that we don't talk about; the things about being disabled we keep in the dark. 

Student Accessibility and Accomodations

Web Resources

Arts and Activism

Sins Invalid: An Unshamed Claim to Beauty in the Face of Invisibility

  • Sins Invalid is a disability justice based performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and LGBTQ / gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized. Take a look at their published works, their resources, and a preview of their 2013 documentary film of the same name.

#ADA30inColor

  • A series of original essays on the past, present, and future of disability rights and justice by disabled BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) writers.

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