People With Disabilities

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And Neither Have I Wings to Fly

By Thelma Wheatley

The shocking true story of the institutionalization and abuse of children and adults with intellectual and physical handicaps in Canada’s oldest provincial institution in Orillia, Ontario. Daisy Lumsden and her family were such victims, along with over ten thousand children, ... Read more

Care Work

By Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Finalist, Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction

In their new, long-awaited collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award-winning writer and longtime disability justice activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability ... Read more

Just Jen

By Jen Powley

 

Winner of the 2017 Margaret and John Savage First Book Award – Non-Fiction!

Jen Powley was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at fifteen. By thirty-five, she had lost the use of her arms and legs.

Just Jen is a powerful memoir that tells the story of Powley’s life at the ... Read more

Living the Edges

Edited by Diane Driedger

This collection brings together the diverse voices of women with various disabilities, both physical and mental. The women speak frankly about the societal barriers they encounter in their everyday lives due to social attitudes and physical and systemic inaccessibility. They ... Read more

Living the Edges

Edited by Diane Driedger

This important and ground-breaking collection brings together the diverse voices of women with various disabilities, both physical and mental. Here, Canadian women speak frankly about the societal barriers they encounter in their everyday lives due to social attitudes and physical ... Read more

Shut Away

By Catherine McKercher

An explosive book that exposes the abuses of institutionalization.

"How many brothers and sisters do you have?" It was one of the first questions kids asked each other when Catherine McKercher was a child. She never knew how to answer it.

Three of the McKercher children lived ... Read more

Unleash Different

By Rich Donovan

If you discovered a new market comprising 53% of the world’s population, would you act to invest in it?

There are 1.3 billion people around the world who identify as having a disability. When you include friends and family, the disability market touches 53% of all consumers. ... Read more