By Belo Cipriani
Some books become classics because they bring to the forefront new ideas, while others are imprinted in our consciousness because they shine light on a little known world.
Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People, edited by Alice Wong, is one of those rare anthologies that both highlights new ways of examining disability, as well as raises the profile of the disability community. Wong, a San Francisco-based disability rights activist and journalist, has gathered 16 essays from some of the leading voices in disability advocacy, to shed some light onto disability issues in the Trump era. Continue reading “Book Review: Resistance and Hope, Edited by Alice Wong”
by David-Elijah Nahmod
Heidi Johnson-Wright, author of the leading story in the collection Firsts: Coming Of Age Stories By People With Disabilities, has lived with the complicated effects of rheumatoid arthritis since around the age of 9. The condition made it necessary for her to use a wheelchair and curtailed her ability to perform simple, everyday tasks. When she began college in the 1980s, she needed a caregiver to help her dress and get to class on time. Johnson-Wright quietly accepted her situation, excelling in her studies. She even had a boyfriend. Continue reading “Meet Attorney and Award-Winning Writer Heidi Johnson-Wright”
The front cover of the first book Oleb Books is publishing: Firsts Coming of age stories by people with disabilities edited by Belo Miguel Cipriani[/caption]
Our debut title, Firsts: Coming of Age Stories by People with Disabilities will be released in October 2018.