As mentioned previously on this blog, Simi Linton has a blog called Disability Culture Watch, which she categorizes as "A disability-focused commentary on the arts". Here is an excerpt from her "About" page:
"There is an emerging cadre of dancers, actors, writers, performance
artists, and painters who are actively engaging with both the fact and
idea of disability. The most exciting work explores what disability
provides the artist, rather than what feats someone can perform despite
disability. When disabled artists use their unique bodies and voices,
something innovative happens. My job is to follow these turns and
twists on the cultural map, selectively reporting and critiquing this
Simi is the author of My Body Politic (University of Michigan Press, 2006) and recently she has been awarded grants, one from the Puffin Foundation and one from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, to develop a stage adaptation for the book. Congratulations, Simi! We can’t wait!
With permission from Simi, the summary of her book, as found on her web site, is copied below for our review. Follow this link to learn more, as well as to hear two selections from the book, read by the author herself.