Twenty-five years have passed since my left leg was amputated above the knee, and it's been a long process of adapting. I've accepted my disability, but lately I've wondered: could I also celebrate it?
As guest host of Tapestry, I got to dig into this question with two writers I admire:
Eli Clare, whose book Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling With Cure changed the way I think about ableism (and myself). And Kaleigh Trace, author of Hot, Wet and Shaking: How I Learned to Talk About Sex. It was in that book that I first encountered the idea of celebrating my disabled body. I also chatted with Luke Anderson, whose StopGap Foundation is working to help all of us identify
and address barriers in public spaces.
— Christa Couture
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