62 - Elizabeth Sammons on Representations of Disability in Literature

In this episode I chat to author and disability advocate Elizabeth Sammons about the way persons with disabilities are represented in literature. Elizabeth shares great advice for authors, both those with and without disabilities, who wish to include characters with disabilities in their writing.

Here are the publications mentioned by Elizabeth during our conversation:
“Blindness: Is Literature Against Us?”
By Kenneth Jernigan,
July 3, 1974
https://nfb.org/Images/nfb/Publications/convent/banque74.htm

“Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman's Fight to End Ableism”
By Elsa Sjunneson
“There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness”
By M. Leona Godin.

Reach out to Elizabeth on her website – and buy a copy of “The Lyra and the Cross”
https://www.dldbooks.com/elizabethsammons/
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Credits and music by Charlie Dyasi of Naledi Media.