For psychotherapist painter feminist filmmaker writer and disability activist harilyn rousso hearing well intentioned people tell her youre so inspirational is patronizing not complimentary in her empowering and at times confrontational memoir dont call me inspirational rousso . Dont call me inspirational a disabled feminist talks back week 09 harilyn rousso week 9 of my femcult52 project to discover 52 female creators in 52 weeks has been spent learning about . Dont call me inspirational a disabled feminist talks back through intimate anecdote and observation gives the lie to such nonsense and describes the damage it causes roussos memoir is about overcoming prejudice against disability not disability itself. The pre discursive reality of the mind and body such positivistic leanings around the objective nature of reality and nave appeals to empiricism failed to win. Dont call me inspirational a disabled feminist talks back is not just a memoire but a claim to equality a guide to young women coming to terms with their disability a path breaking book for disability studies researchers and students and above all a well written interesting read
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