This has been a panel I’ve wanted to do for some time. Ableist expressions are so entrenched in our everyday language that even I—a professional sensitivity editor—mess up. Often. What ableist narratives spawned these terms in our language anyway?
The purpose of this panel will be to educate, discuss, and provide resources. I’m hoping to do it in a fun way, too. It’s not about bashing, but learning!
Hope you can join us! The panelists are Dianna Gunn, Jennifer Lee Rossman, Jamieson Wolf, and Madona Skaff-Koren.
Cait Gordon is a disability advocate who wants everyone to pummel that curve!
She’s also the author of Life in the ’Cosm and The Stealth Lovers. When Cait’s not writing, she’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 (a 2020 Prix Aurora Award finalist for Best Related Work) in an attempt to take over the world.