Disability Pride MonthUnpublished
This book list highlights books about disability that are instructive, own voices (written by people who have disabilities), or that have disability representation that isn't from the abled gaze (i.e. disability is not just a plot point to overcome, a curse, a punishment, or a sign that a character is evil or strange).
Disability pride is about embracing people with disabilities as fully human. Being proud to be disabled isn‚??t about liking your disability. It isn‚??t about pretending that disability doesn‚??t present challenges. Rather, claiming disability pride is a rejection of the notion that disabled people should feel ashamed their bodies or their disabilities. It‚??s a rejection of the idea that disabled people are less able to contribute and participate in the world.
Every July, the city of Lake Oswego, Oregon recognizes Disability Pride Month with events throughout the city.