By Harilyn Rousso
For psychotherapist, painter, feminist, filmmaker, author, and incapacity activist Harilyn Rousso, listening to well-intentioned humans inform her, "You're so inspirational!" is patronizing, now not complimentary.
In her empowering and now and then confrontational memoir, Don't name Me Inspirational, Rousso, who has cerebral palsy, describes overcoming the bias opposed to disability--not overcoming incapacity. She addresses the customarily absurd and ignorant attitudes of strangers, pals, and family.
Rousso additionally examines her personal prejudice towards her disabled physique, and portrays the therapeutic results of intimacy and creativity, in addition to her involvement with the incapacity rights group. She in detail finds herself with honesty and humor and measures her own progress as she is going from "passing" to embracing and claiming her incapacity as a resource of satisfaction, optimistic identification, and rebellion.
A university of pictures approximately her lifestyles, instead of a proper portrait, Don't name Me Inspirational celebrates Rousso's clever, witty, effective, outrageous lifestyles, incapacity and all.
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