Paralyzed since I was 18 years old, I have spent much of the last 30 years thinking about the reasons why the social life of crippled people is so different from those who ambulate on two feet. After reading about the so called Ashley Treatment I decided it was time to write a book about my life as a crippled man. My book, Bad Cripple: A Protest from an Invisible Man, will be published by Counter Punch. I hope my book will completed soon.
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Monday, April 9, 2012
I am leaving early tomorrow morning for Washington DC. I will be attending the TEDMED conference. Thanks to the Hastings Center I received a full scholarship to attend. Without this support attending the conference would not have been possible. I am going as a delegate and scholar. Sounds impressive. I eagerly await this conference as I often watch the TED Talks. If you are not familiar with them check out You Tube or Netflix. The talks are uniformly engaging. I hope to get some good photos that I will try and post. I am somewhat nervous about transportation. Washington DC and accessible transportation has been problematic at best. There is a stark dichotomy between what is supposed to be accessible and what is actually accessible. I have been assured I will not encounter any problems. Gee, some how I think I have heard this before. Always get worried when I am told not to worry, it is a recipe for disaster.
Posted by william Peace at 7:23 AM 3 comments:
PhD 1992 in anthropology Columbia University, I am interested in disability rights and bioethics.
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