Disability Resources

Last updated 11 October 2020.
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Online Reading

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Alt Text as Poetry Workbook by Shannon Finnegan and Bojana Coklyat
Changing the Framework: Disability Justice by Mia Mingus
“Disability Justice” is Simply Another Term for Love by Mia Mingus
How to be a Person in the Age of Autoimmunity by Carolyn Lazard
ILLNESS: A Narrative in Four Parts by Gillian Shirreffs
Illness as Metaphor by Susan Sontag
Sick Woman Theory by Johanna Hedva
Sick Woman Theory’s Tumblr by Johanna Hedva
‘Since I Became Symptomatic’ by Leslie Jamison
What is Disability Justice? Sins Invalid

Books: Non-Fiction


When the Sick Rule the World by Dodie Bellamy
Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick by Maya Dusenbery
Health Justice Now: Single Payer and What Comes Next by Timothy Faust
Invisible: How Young Women with Serious Health Issues Navigate Work, Relationships, and the Pressure to Seem Just Fine by Michele Lent Hirsch
Pain Woman Takes Your Keys, and Other Essays from a Nervous System by Sonya Huber
Feminist, Queer, Crip by Alison Kafer
Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space by Amanda Leduc
Life in the Sick-Room by Harriet Martineau
Sex and Disability by Robert McRuer and Anna Mollow
Kindling: Writings on the Body by Aurora Levins Morales
Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Crippled: Austerity and the Demonization of Disabled People by Frances Ryan
The Body in Pain by Elaine Scarry
Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction by Sami Schalk
Disability Aesthetics by Tobin Siebers
Exposure by Olivia Sudjic
The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability by Susan Wendell
Disability Visibility: First‑Person Stories from the Twenty‑First Century, edited by Alice Wong
Criptiques, edited by Caitlin Wood


If at Birth You Don’t Succeed: My Adventures with Disaster and Destiny by Zach Anner
Notes Made While Falling by Jenn Ashworth
The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
Tender Points by Amy Berkowitz
The Undying by Anne Boyer
The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me by Keah Brown
Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse by Shane Burcaw
Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure by Eli Clare
Exile and Pride by Eli Clare
Your Voice in My Head by Emma Forrest
Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law by Haben Girma
Constellations: Reflections From Life by Sinéad Gleeson
Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
What Her Body Thought: A Journey Into the Shadows by Susan Griffin
Blind Ambition by Ever Lee Hairston
The Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie Jamison
Too Late to Die Young by Harriet McBryde Johnson
The Diary of Frida Kahlo: an intimate self-portrait by Frida Kahlo
Sick: a Memoir by Porochista Khakpour
I Choose Elena by Lucia Osborne-Crowley
This Kid Can Fly: It’s About Ability (NOT Disability) by Aaron Philip
Notes to Self: Essays by Emilie Pine
The Secret Life of a Black Aspie: A Memoir by Anand Prahlad
Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body by Rebekah Taussig
The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang


Blackness and Disability: Critical Examinations and Cultural Interventions by Christopher Bell
DisCrit – Disability Studies and Critical Race Theory in Education by David J. Connor, Beth A. Ferri and Subini A. Annamma
Ableism: The Causes and Consequences of Disability Prejudice by Michelle R. Nario-Redmond
A Disability History of the United States by Kim Nielsen

Books: Fiction

Borderline by Mishell Baker
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Please Read This Leaflet Carefully by Karen Havelin
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Films and Television

Crip Camp, directed by James Lebrecht and Nicole Newnham (available on Netflix)
The Last Leg, chat show with Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker (Channel 4, UK)
Unrest, directed by Jennifer Brea (available on Netflix)


A Lick and a Promise by Sara J. Winston
Infused by Hayley Cranberry
Sick Photography: Representations of Sickness in Photography by Maija Tammi