book review: care work: dreaming disability justice26 Sep 2020
What are the main ideas?
- healing and curing are not the same thing. cures are not always possible; hell, they are not even always desired
- ableism encourages (maybe even creates) the patterns of burnout that exist in our movements.
- centering the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people has the potential to create movements that will create justice for all peoples
- “if our movements are not healing, there’s no point to them.” — cara page
- framing care and access as collective efforts, instead of as individual ones, is how we can escape the binarism of “self” vs “community” care/access.
If I implemented one idea from this book right now, which one would it be?
notice all the ways ableism shows up in my personal and organization spaces. notice and acknowledge these out loud. learn to intervene in them.
How would I describe the book to a friend?
a wide-ranging set of intellectual essays uncovering the precious gems of insight generated from years of praxis. there is no question that the personal is the political here.
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