Stuttering Genes: On Family and Communication
“Why would I need scientific corroboration to make my disability legitimate?”
This is not my fault.
Is he healthy? Was she using?
Rachel Hoge is a Tennessee native who loves sweet tea and her family garden. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming from Pembroke Magazine, Washington Post, The Rumpus, Ravishly, and others. She’s an MFA candidate at the University of Central Arkansas and a previous intern at the Oxford American and BookPage. Lately, she’s been hard at work on her first nonfiction book about disability. You can follow her on Twitter @hoge_rachel
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