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Book Launch for Still Living the Edges: A Disabled Women’s Reader
March 18, 2022 at7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Join Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba and Inanna Publications as we launch Still Living the Edges: a Disabled Women’s Reader. This is a free event! Books will be available for purchase in person at the event and online on Inanna Publications website.
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About the Book
More than a decade after the publication of Living the Edges: A Disabled Woman’s Reader, the lives of women with disabilities have not changed much. Still Living the Edges provides a timely follow-up that traces the ways disabled women are still on the edges, whether that be on the cutting edge, being pushed to the edges of society, or challenging the edges—the barriers in their way. This collection brings together the diverse voices of women with various disabilities, both physical and mental, from nations such as Canada, the United States, Australia, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe. Through articles, poetry, essays, and visual art, disabled women share their experiences with employment, relationships, body image, sexuality and family life, society’s attitudes, and physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. In their own voices, they explore their identity as women with disabilities, showcasing how they continue to challenge the physical and attitudinal barriers that force them to the edges of society and instead place themselves at the centre of new and emerging narratives about disability.
About the Editor
Diane Driedger has been involved in the disability rights movement at the local, national and international levels for 40 years, with organizations such as Disabled Peoples’ International (DPI), the DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) Canada, and Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD). She has published ten books, including four anthologies by women with disabilities, and The Last Civil Rights Movement: Disabled Peoples’ International (1989). She is also a poet and visual artist. Her most recent poetry book is Red With Living (2016). Diane is Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Disability Studies at the University of Manitoba.
Poster for Still Living the Edges: A Disabled Women’s Reader Book Launch. Against a white background, there are two images in the middle of the poster and dark blue writing above and below the images. The image on the left is the book cover which features the title of the book in white along with “edited by Diane Driedger”. The book cover is a painting of a blue figure with red splotches against a dark red background. The image on the right is a headshot of Diane Driedger, a white woman in her 50s with long wavy blond hair and blue eyes. She is smiling at the viewer. Text above: “Book Launch, Join AANM and Inanna Publications for the launch of Still Living the Edges: a Disabled Women’s Reader. Featuring talks by thirteen of the authors!” Text below: “Friday, March 18, 2022. 7pm-9pm At the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Online. For more information and to register for the event visit: http://aanm.ca/still-living-the-edges/” At the top of the poster is the logo for Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba and Inanna Publications.