:: Who are my disability writing all-stars?
This list was inspired by my panel presentation at the Creative Writing Studies Organization Conference in September 2016. An audience member (you know who you are) asked who I would assign in a nonfiction writing class—who are my disability writing all-stars?—and I said, I need to make a list. So here’s that list.
A few notes on this list. It is a living document. (Here’s where the fractal image comes in.) If you want to nominate people to the list, tweet me @krgpryal—either I’ve overlooked someone, or I NEED to know about someone. Don’t forget to include hyperlinks. Also: You’ll see there are two lists: my personal favorites, and those nominated by others. Yay! We can all play here. If you’ve nominated someone and they’re not on the list yet, check the “last updated” date: it’s possible that I just haven’t gotten around to updating yet.
A final note: The writers on this list appear in no particular order. This list is also incomplete. I just wanted to get it out there and growing as soon as I could. (OK, what’s with the world’s longest apologia?)
Ellen Forney, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me (Graphic Memoir), 2012.
Esme Weijun Wang, “Fashioning Normal,” Catapult, 2016. Also read Esme’s other work on disability and mental illness.
Nominated by others:
To come! Nominate via Twitter @krgpryal.