“Childhood adversity is a story we think we know. Children have faced trauma and stress in the form of abuse, neglect, violence, and fear since God was a boy. Parents have been getting trashed, getting arrested, and getting divorced for almost as long. The people who are smart and strong enough are able to rise above the past and triumph through the force of their own will and resilience. Or are they?” – Nadine Burke Harris,The Deepest Well: Healing The Long-Term Effects Of Childhood Adversity
“The struggle is real. Yet when girls strike back against this fatigue, society casts them as deviant—as disruptive to the order of a (supposedly race- and gender-neutral) social structure without consideration of what might be fueling their agitation.” – Monique W. Morris, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
As described by its publisher, Pushout “chronicles the experiences of Black girls across the country” and exposes the ways in which the education system in the US fails these young girls “whose intricate lives are misunderstood, highly judged—by teachers, administrators, and the justice system—and degraded by the very institutions charged with helping them flourish.”
Disability Visibility is a collection of essays by disabled people, written in part for the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Disability Visibility provides readers a chance to hear a wide-range of first-hand stories about living with disabilities in the modern era.