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This is the best nonfiction book I ever read
- where do people have sex when occupying a federal building?
- how the disability rights movement got saved by the Black Panther Party?
- what is important to queer disabled people?
Fading Scars answers these questions and many more.
Women's March "Must Read Book"
Discover hundreds of insider stories about disabled parenting, sports, culture, racism, creating civil rights for disabled Americans, and much more.
These essays explore the intersections of disability with sex, gender, race, and class through stories of struggle and triumph.
A story about alliances and friendships and care and love. It tells us that we are all part of a history in the making and in the past. It is disability history, an American story, a world story, and our story. - Karen Nakamura, professor, University of California Berkeley
She takes us on a wild ride through women's movements, creating disability rights, pride and resilience. Her compelling stories are infused with humor and wisdom that challenges your assumptions and opens your heart.
Lambda Literary LBGT Nonfiction Finalist
Fading Scars: My Queer Disability, History 2nd edition is Corbett Joan OToole's deeply personal account of making history in the disability rights movement of the 20th century in Berkeley, California. Her unique perspective as a white disabled lesbian allows us to peek at the complexity of how change happens.
Read all about the historic 1977 sit-in in San Francisco, California fight for the first national disability law, Section 504.
Fading Scars gives us a rare ring-side seat to how the 504 Sit-in. Reading OToole's account you learn:
- Why the FBI couldn't shut down the occupation
- How the Deaf people provided communication when the phones were turned off
- The best place for sex was the elevator alcove
Follow Corbett as she leads 50 disabled women to the United Nations Fourth International Conference on Women and co-organized the Disabled Women's Symposium which brought together over 200 disabled women from around the world.
Follow Corbett's journey as a disabled parent who adopted a child with a disability.
Revel in the joy she found co-organizing the first International Queer Disability Conference.
The Women's March published a list of 5 MUST READ books to encourage people to Resist and Reflect. Fading Scars was selected to share a place with these powerful books that influence our thinking about women, communities, challenges and resiliency. Fading Scars is one of the five.
Fading Scars: My Queer Disability History, 2nd Edition (Paperback)
Independent Arts & Media
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Corbett Joan Otoole
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