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  1. Heidi Wangelin Heidi Wangelin says:

    I just met Harilyn herself last night and I loved her stories about her life I'm disabled like Harilyn and part of the Disability Studies program at UW I love prose poetry and feminist intersection Harilyn will make you both laugh and cry about learning to accept her disability The chapter on her cat is hilarious and I love the story about learning to walk in front of a mirror to please her mom and how she reflects years later She is a brilliant funny artistic person and go see her read her book if you have a chance I loved her book so much I read it in my bathtub and told both my professor and Harilyn that and Harilyn was thrilled Great book

  2. Barbara Linn Barbara Linn says:

    Don't Call Me Inspirational A Disabled Feminist Talks Back Don't Call Me Inspirational A Disabled Feminist Talks Back Paperbackby Harilyn Rousso After reading this book I have been unstuck I will not approach my own life in the same way Like Harilyn Rousso I was born with cerebral palsy But I am talking generally than just a person having a disability Through Rousso’s keen artist eyes articulate words and divine wit I conclude there is the possibility of a “second act” or even a fifth Taught by an expert hopscotch player I see clearly that you don’t have to perceive yourself as stagnate but that you have a wide spectrum of possibilities What I really got through this remarkable book is that a person and not necessarily a person with a disability can play hopscotch going as Rousso does from “being in the closet” denying disability to becoming a disability advocate to judging other's disabilities in uestionable terms and being frightened of what you will see in your own mirror – to giving hell to the steering committee of a women's conscious raising conference that is inaccessible to women who use wheelchairs and then back again fearing what your mirror glass will show Why did I think I had to stay with one image and that I was being a “fraud” if my view changed in different contextsThis very readable book is in short segments In the preface Ms Rousso writes “As a visual artist I think about a book as a collage or a series of images about my life rather than a formal portrait” Thank you Harilyn Rousso for an excellent read on disability and so much This book should be prereuisite for anyone wanting to enter a helping profession but also for all needing to see possibilities in their own lives

  3. Colin Colin says:

    I'm glad this book is out there I appreciated Rousso's rather unflinching self exploration she does not shy away from the fact that she still struggles with self loathing even after decades in the disability rights and feminist movements There were parts of this I could really relate to particularly her attempts at assimilation enforced by her family as a child I enjoyed the format the book is broken up into small readable vignettes Parts of her story did not resonate with me; she had an unfortunate habit of playing oppression Olympics in a people of color vs people with disabilities way at times and she came across at certain points as self absorbed in a way that made me have a hard time relating to her experiences on a personal level I do think it's an important contribution to disability studies and social justice literature

  4. Kate Kate says:

    The title of this book was a very attractive one; a sentiment I strongly share The author is a writer psychotherapist artist disability activist and oh yes has severe cerebral palsy The book is a series of writings expressing her own thoughts and feelings on disability in general and on her own Her story is a study on how one can accomplish much in spite of obstacles even ones that are set up by oneself

  5. Tori Tori says:

    Wonderful unusual memoir

  6. Jessie Jessie says:

    An honest account of one woman's beautiful grappling with issues of identity Don't let the title throw you

  7. Thomson Jaffe Thomson Jaffe says:

    Really interesting and enlightening but just not written in a style that enjoyed I'm glad I read it because it was eye opening but I wouldn't rush to read anything else by her

  8. Mindy Mindy says:

    Frankly I skimmed some of this book so I could finish it before it was due back at the library Parts of it really spoke to me while other parts had me considering not finishing it I appreciated the discussion of how important mentors are for young disabled girls and what it means to identify as disabled The title chapter is excellent

  9. Rebekah Palmer Rebekah Palmer says:

    Her analysis on the disabled self and visibility by descriptions of mirror reflections resonated with meI appreciated the feelings she has expressed in these essays regarding disability and homelessness and disability and sexMany of her experiences match sensations I have in my chest when faced with my own disability

  10. Mo Mo says:

    35 stars

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Dont Call Me Inspirational [PDF] ✎ Dont Call Me Inspirational By Harilyn Rousso –  For psychotherapist painter feminist filmmaker writer and disability activist Harilyn Rousso hearing well intentioned people tell her You're so inspirational is patronizing not complimentaryIn her e  For psychotherapist painter feminist filmmaker writer and disability activist Harilyn Rousso hearing well intentioned people tell her You're so inspirational is patronizing not complimentaryIn her empowering and at times confrontational memoir  Don't Call Me Inspirational Rousso who has cerebral palsy describes overcoming the prejudice against disability not overcoming disability She addresses Dont Call PDF or the often absurd and ignorant attitudes of strangers friends and family Rousso also examines her own prejudice toward her disabled body and portrays the healing effects of intimacy and creativity as well as her involvement with the disability rights community She intimately reveals herself with honesty and humor and measures her personal growth as she goes from passing to embracing and claiming her disability as a source of pride positive identity and rebellion A collage of images about her life rather than a formal portrait  Don't Call Me Inspirational celebrates Rousso's wise witty productive outrageous life disability and all.

  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Dont Call Me Inspirational
  • Harilyn Rousso
  • English
  • 23 June 2016
  • 9781439909379