Bad Genes: On Fertility and Disability Rights
Living with an unquiet mind is like living with a noisy, restless, anxious human who tugs on your sleeve for attention.
There are over forty million mentally ill people in the United States. I am one of them. To be crazy—to live, as I do, with an unquiet mind—in a culture that hates you for it is, in a sense, a minefield. Particularly when mental illness is not the only disability that inhabits your life. In this explosive-strewn landscape of disablism, you never quite know when you are going to step on something that will explode in your face.
Oxford English Dictionary
Enter your email address to receive notifications for author s.e. smith
Confirmation link sent to your email to add you to notification list for author s.e. smith
More by this author
We will adapt. We will find new nesting places. But there will be no return to “before.” Not for the flock.
In our constrained culture where public, raw grief is not socially acceptable, I fear that grief stories are being asked to do too much.
More in this series
Those who spend their lives in bodies others deem unworthy grow accustomed to building our own self-worth.
You will remember, in fact, the first doctor who does ask, who says ‘is it okay if I put my hands here,’ gesturing, waiting for you to say ‘yes.’