My hand holding the Care Work book so its cover faces us

Monk Reviews Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Pieipzna Samarasinha

This review was originally posted direct to my Instagram on April 19, 2019, so I will keep all the markup from that original here.

I wish everyone I knew read this book, Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by @leahlakshmiwrites. It is so thorough and straightforward and good. It is stories. It is facts. It is shit about yourself that you didn’t know was true until someone else was laying it out. It is a new framework for considering the world. And it’s straightforward writing that’s simple and conversational, one of the things I really appreciate about Leah’s work! Required reading for everyone living in a body.

2013: Elisha Lim and Loree Erickson start the “Why Would I Come to A Party If My Friends Are Barred?” action
A bullet list of things to consider regarding recognizing agency and participating and supporting disabled people on their own terms, among other things
A Modest Proposal for a Fair Trade Emotional Labor Economy

Suggestion: Requesting a copy of this book from your local library can thus make it available to others. Or ask your local book store to order it for you. Go to anyone but wicked *maz*n.

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