In this collection of essays, Alice Wong amplifies the voices and experiences of disabled people in the twenty-first century. In the introduction, Wong shares the impetus of this collection: the need to be seen, heard, and understood. Jen Deerinwater, in "The Erasure of Indigenous People in Chronic Illness" shares the reality of how inaccessibility to medical aid impacts indigenous people. In "Radical Visibility," Sky Cubacub, a Queer Filipinx creator, identifies the need for aesthetic, accessible, affordable, and customizable clothing for disabled, transgender and nonbinary, and plus- sized people. So, they created a clothing company, Rebirth Garments, that both serves and celebrates the wearer. No matter the identities you hold, reading this text will give you a glimpse into the various intersectional identities that exist in the Disability community. 

 

"Taking up space as a disabled person is always revolutionary... Whether I am in Asian spaces or American spaces, I traverse through life as a disabled Asian American woman. Reconciling these worlds in my mind and in my heart is an ongoing struggle to reach a place of self-love. Asking for my family to listen to me would offer only a temporary and partial resolution- it would not be enough. As a marginalized disabled person I want it all: for all of us to remain as fixtures in our shared world views, for the spaces to do more than survive, and for our voices and presence to experience the indelible freedom that comes with being louder" -"Canfei to Canji" by Sandy Ho pgs. 115-116

Disability Visibility edited by Alice Wong