Criptiques Kickstarter fundraiser
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More fabulous artists Kickstarting! Check out a new Kickstarter campaign by activist, blogger, educator Caitlin Wood. Remember our fabulous, snarky PSA about disability called “Your Daily Dosage of Inspiration“? She’s taking this kind of social critique to a whole new level with her book, “Criptiques.”
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The book, Criptiques, is an anthology of disabled writers exploring the provocative sides of disability: sex, ableism, identity, parenting, crip culture and more. Caitlin has written on disability representation in the media many times before. In a nutshell: you don’t see many disabled actors, models, or even characters in the media. When you do, it’s usually non-disabled people pretending to be disabled.
So rather than only focus on what prime time TV and Hollywood movies are up to (or actually, not up to), Caitlin has gathered a collection of essays where people with disabilities are telling their own stories in their own words. We are representing ourselves.
Please visit her fundraising page at www.kickstarter.com/projects/620679871/criptiques. This is a tremendous asset to disability culture. And it will be a wonderful way to get the info out to folks who are new to disability culture too.