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My Tropey Life: How Pop Culture Stereotypes Make Disabled Lives Harder

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by Annie Carl

Microcosm Publishing

12/8/2020, booklet

SKU: 9781648410352

 

Annie writes with incisive wit and insight about what it's like to be disabled in an able-bodied world. She walks us through the stereotypical portrayals of disabled people in books and movies--the "inspirational" people, the miracle cures, the monsters and villains--and shows how these stereotypes play out in real-life interactions, from rude stares and patronizing comments to the institutionalization, marginalization, and even murder of people with disabilities. She also writes about positive representation of disabilities in pop culture and ends with a call to action for a cultural shift.

About the Author:

Annie Carl is the proprietor of The Neverending Bookshop, located in Perrinville, WA. She has been bookselling since her wee teen years, is a high functioning disabled woman and a cancer survivor, and is still waiting for that science fiction novel with a starship captain that looks like her.