Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People
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Events, Reviews & Press
VIDA Reviews! Resistance and Hope, edited by Alice Wong, M. Subramanian, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, December 11, 2018.
Book Review: Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People: Crip Wisdom for the People, Diane R. Wiener, Wordgathering, Issue 48, December 2018.
Crip wisdom, gender and self-care for social justice: Interview with Naomi Ortiz. Gender Stories podcast by Ian Iantaffi, November 4, 2018.
Resistance and Hope: An Interview with Alice Wong by Nicola Griffith, October 16, 2018.
Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People, The Heather Report, October 15, 2018.
Q&A with Alice Wong by Deborah Kalb, October 8, 2018.
“Stories for Us and By Us,” by Eleanor J Bader, The Progressive, October 2, 2018.
16 essays by 17 disabled writers, activists, and artists. This is crip wisdom for the people.
Edited by Alice Wong, Founder and Director of the Disability Visibility Project, Resistance and Hope will transform the way you think about activism, leadership, and social justice.
How do we fight back in an era of uncertainty, institutionalized cruelty, and widespread tolerance for ableism and hate? Written in 2017, the authors explore resistance, hope, self care, disability rights and justice, and the politics of Trump in a series of provocative, challenging essays.
Dare to dream bigger and create space for all with this visionary essay anthology from multiply marginalized disabled people redefining an inclusive climate of resistance. The time is NOW!
*Resistance and Hope is not available in print for accessibility and affordability reasons.
**All royalties from Resistance and Hope will go to HEARD (Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities). HEARD is the only organization in the nation that works to correct and prevent wrongful convictions of D/deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
Writer and advocate Vilissa Thompson on the audacity of hope as a Black woman; LGBQT advocate Victoria Rodriguéz-Roldán on respectability politics; attorney and activist Shain Neumeier on trauma and survival; ADAPT legend Anita Cameron on the importance of holding hope in darkness; activist Stacey Milbern on caregiving collectives and Medicaid cuts; artists DJ Kuttin Kandi and Leroy Moore on hip hop and disability liberation; writer and artist Naomi Ortiz on self-care and growth; fearless agent of change Talila A.”TL” Lewis on resistance and revolutionary madness; writer and poet Aleksei Valentín on Judaism and disability solidarity; essayist and poet Cyree Jarelle Johnson on autism in a time of resistance; activist and poet Lev Mirov on death, grieving, and survival; autistic advocate and organizer Lydia X.Z. Brown on praxis, accountability, and intracommunity abuse; writer Mari Kurisato on colonial violence and visibility; comic Maysoon Zayid on the strategic fight for our rights in the Trump era; community organizer Mia Mingus on transformative justice and building alternatives to violence; and artist and writer Noemi Martinez on survival and multiple marginalizations.
Editorial Assistant: Robin M. Eames
Book cover: Micah Bazant
Praise for Resistance and Hope
“Get this book right now! Resistance and Hope is the disability justice Bible you’ve been waiting for. If you want to read a book chock full of disabled Black, brown, queer, trans genius, real talk and vision, if you want to understand that six million dollar question ‘What is disability justice?’ if you’re a sick or disabled or Mad or neurodivergent or Deaf person figuring out how to survive fascism and create the world we want and deserve (or an abled or neurotypical person trying to catch up with us), this book will give you comrades reassurances that we are brilliant revolutionaries and a plethora of tools and visions for how we make the road by limping, crutching, rolling, signing and stimming. I am so grateful for Alice Wong for doing the cultural work of putting this together and for every single writer in this book.”
“Until our movements are fully intersectional, we will not make the progress necessary to build the equitable society we all deserve. Resistance and Hope is a necessary manual for all of us as we learn how to build movements that are as inclusive as the world we hope to see.”
— Brittany Packnett, activist, educator, writer, Co-Founder of Campaign Zero and Co-Host of Pod Save the People
“Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People is a timely and must-read collection of essays by some of the most cutting edge leaders in the Disability Rights Movement. If you are interested in learning more about disability rights and justice, activism, and current times we are living in today take the time to read and may these pieces evoke discussions in your communities as we fight for justice and equity.”
— Judy Heumann, Disability Activist
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