|The much-anticipated follow up to the groundbreaking anthology Disability Visibility: another revolutionary collection of first-person writing on the joys and challenges of the modern disability experience, and intimacy in all its myriad forms.
What is intimacy? More than sex, more than romantic love, the pieces in this stunning and illuminating new anthology offer broader and more inclusive definitions of what it can mean to be intimate with another person. Explorations of caregiving, community, access, and friendship offer us alternative ways of thinking about the connections we form with others—a vital reimagining in an era when forced physical distance is at times a necessary norm.
But don’t worry: there’s still sex to consider—and the numerous ways sexual liberation intersects with disability justice. Plunge between these pages and you’ll also find disabled sexual discovery, disabled love stories, and disabled joy. These twenty-five stunning original pieces—plus other modern classics on the subject, all carefully curated by acclaimed activist Alice Wong—include essays, photo essays, poetry, drama, and erotica: a full spectrum of the dreams, fantasies, and deeply personal realities of a wide range of beautiful bodies and minds. Disability Intimacy will free your thinking, invigorate your spirit, and delight your desires.
Marieke’s story: Strange New Worlds And Other Love Languages
ISBN-10: 0593469739 | ISBN-13: 978-0593469736
☙ DISABILITY INTIMACY is a 2024 Publishers Lunch Buzz Books Selection.
[T]his anthology is not only a joy to read but also a welcome introduction to innovative, intensely liberating approaches that are sure to change the way readers feel about traditional notions of intimacy.
A poignant anthology about ability and intimacy that espouses a gorgeously original worldview.
Note: While Marieke’s essay deals with friendship and found family, several of the contributions to this collection deal more explicitly with themes of sexuality and intimacy, and may not be suitable for younger readers. Please approach keeping your own comfort levels in mind.