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Nadina LaSpina On Struggle, Empowerment, & Disability Pride

Jan 8, 2020

On this edition of Your Call, disability rights activist Nadina LaSpina discusses her new memoir Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride.

LaSpina shares her story about contracting polio as a baby and the prejudice she faced as a disabled young woman. Through her experiences, she became a prominent activist in the disability rights movement and has been arrested countless times for civil disobedience. What can we learn from disabled activists about living in today's ableist world? What has improved over the years and what still needs to change?

Guest:

Nadina LaSpina, disability rights activist and author of Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride

Web Resources: 

Truthout: “Our Lives Are Not Tragedies”: A Conversation on Disability Rights

Salon: Far from "helpless": How the Disability Rights Movement saved my life