What a lovely thing it is to wake up to a Facebook chat where my BFF (Talia C. Johnson) is telling Nathan Fréchette (Renaissance) and me that there’s an article in NewCityLit zine that mentions Nothing Without Us: Four Disability Anthologies That Are Actually Authentic: A Review of “About Us,” “Firsts,” “Nothing Without Us” and “Defying Doomsday”
‘There’s something for everyone in these twenty-two stories that range the gamut from satirical to thrilling and suspenseful.’Robert Kingett, author and journalist
To be recognized for our authenticity really matters to me. I might be a feisty disability advocate, but most of my advocacy is to boost creatives who identify as disabled, Deaf, neurodiverse, Spoonie, and/or those who manage mental illness. There are so many of us in WriterWorldLand, too. It was a pleasure for Talia and me to bring these 22 stories for everyone to enjoy.
What an honour to be included in a list with three other stellar works! Much thanks to Robert Kingett for boosting our collection. (Please consider reading and sharing the full article).
Cait Gordon is a disability advocate and the author of Life in the ’Cosm and The Stealth Lovers. When she’s not writing, Cait’s editing manuscripts and running The Spoonie Authors Network, a blog whose contributors manage disabilities and/or chronic conditions. She also teamed up with Kohenet Talia C. Johnson to co-edit the Nothing Without Us anthology in an attempt to take over the world. Narf.