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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 25 August 2020
  • ISBN : 9780062936813
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 2 voters

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A memoir-in-essays from disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty Rebekah Taussig, processing a lifetime of memories to paint a beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most. Growing up as a paralyzed girl during the 90s and early 2000s, Rebekah Taussig only saw disability depicted as something monstrous (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), inspirational (Helen Keller), or angelic (Forrest Gump). None of this felt right; and as she got older, she longed for more stories that allowed disability to be complex and ordinary, uncomfortable and fine, painful and fulfilling. Writing about the rhythms and textures of what it means to live in a body that doesn’t fit, Rebekah reflects on everything from the complications of kindness and charity, living both independently and dependently, experiencing intimacy, and how the pervasiveness of ableism in our everyday media directly translates to everyday life. Disability affects all of us, directly or indirectly, at one point or another. By exploring this truth in poignant and lyrical essays, Taussig illustrates the need for more stories and more voices to understand the diversity of humanity. Sitting Pretty challenges us as a society to be patient and vigilant, practical and imaginative, kind and relentless, as we set to work to write an entirely different story.

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Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty
  • Author : Rebekah Taussig
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • ISBN : 9780062936813
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A memoir-in-essays from disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty Rebekah Taussig, processing a lifetime of memories to paint a beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most. Growing up as a paralyzed girl during the 90s and early 2000s, Rebekah Taussig only saw disability depicted as something monstrous (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), inspirational (Helen Keller), or angelic (Forrest Gump). None of this felt right; and as she got older, she

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  • Author : Rebekah Taussig
  • Publisher : HarperOne
  • Release Date : 2021-07-06
  • ISBN : 0062936808
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A memoir-in-essays from disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty Rebekah Taussig, processing a lifetime of memories to paint a beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most. Growing up as a paralyzed girl during the 90s and early 2000s, Rebekah Taussig only saw disability depicted as something monstrous (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), inspirational (Helen Keller), or angelic (Forrest Gump). None of this felt right; and as she got older, she

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Sitting Pretty
  • Author : Rebekah Taussig
  • Publisher : HarperOne
  • Release Date : 2020
  • ISBN : 0062936794
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A memoir-in-essays from Rebekah Taussig, disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty, reflecting on identity, accessibility, and representation and processing a lifetime of memories to paint a more beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most. Rebekah Taussig has been paralyzed for as long as she can remember but didn't begin to unpack it until she was in her mid-twenties working on a PhD in disability studies. She began writing mini-essays about

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  • Author : Phoebe Hoban,Alice Neel
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-08-10
  • ISBN : 9781644230626
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  • Publisher : University of Kwazulu Natal Press
  • Release Date : 2018
  • ISBN : 1869143760
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  • Author : Laurie Goldey MFT
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-21
  • ISBN : 9781504385923
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What does it take to love your life more fully, to feel more focused and productive, and to have deeper, more satisfying relationships with everyone in your life? All it takes is being more mindful and more attuned to your life and what is happening in the moment, whether youre sipping your morning latte, helping your kid with homework, or stuck in traffic on the way to work. Thats what Marriage and Family Therapist and mindfulness practitioner Laurie Goldey discovered

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  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2011-05-17
  • ISBN : 9781496800640
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More than any other male movie star, the refined Clifton Webb (1889-1966) caused the movie-going public to change its image of a leading man. In a day when leading men were supposed to be strong, virile, and brave, Clifton Webb projected an image of flip, acerbic arrogance. He was able to play everything from a decadent columnist (Laura) to a fertile father (Cheaper by the Dozen and The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker), delivering lines in an urbanely clipped, acidly dry manner

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  • Author : April Hardy
  • Publisher : Accent Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-07
  • ISBN : 9781786150578
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Professional pet-sitter Beth believes her Greek boyfriend, Alex is the one. So when he’s offered a job in Dubai, he and Beth marry so they can move there together. But on the day they’re due to fly to their new life, Alex says their marriage was a mistake and ends it. By phone. Beth is suddenly husbandless and homeless. Distraught, and with her life in turmoil, when her old boss asks a favour she agrees on autopilot, and

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  • Publisher : Snuggle Whore Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 2022-08-30
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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What happens when the hot bodybuilder wants to bend the curvy girl like a flexi-straw? He’s a personal trainer with a chiseled body who hustles in and out of the gym to take care of his mother and sister. She’s a confident curvy girl who runs a plus size online clothing boutique and YouTube fashion channel, using a three-day pass at the fitness resort. She’s everything he wants in a woman: smart, confident, and driven with luscious

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  • Author : Vernai Dantzler Smith,Vernai Dantzler Smith Esq
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2010-04-05
  • ISBN : 9781452002149
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For the first time in history, women control more than 50% of the private wealth in the United States . as they lay claim to this unprecedented amount of wealth, have they taken all the steps necessary to protect their shares from waste, squander, or depletion? Many have not... and will let a good portion slip through their fingers. Whether you are 30, 40, 50, or 60 years old or older... are married, divorced, widowed, single, or partnered... or have kids, a job, a business, or

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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-01
  • ISBN : 081477640X
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Winner of the 2010 Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology Winner of the 2010 Susan Koppelman Award for the Best Edited Volume in Women’s Studies from the Popular Culture Association We have all seen the segments on television news shows: A fat person walking on the sidewalk, her face out of frame so she can't be identified, as some disconcerting findings about the "obesity epidemic" stalking the nation are read by a disembodied voice. And we have

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  • Author : Rebecca Scherr
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-05-09
  • ISBN : 9798632009874
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In 1975, Kathy Patterson joins the sorority Gamma Phi Beta, trying to fit into the social climate of James Monroe University. In the same year, Bill Bennett begins his second year in the fraternity Sigma Chi. At the first big party of the year, Kathy and Bill watch silently as a senior Gamma Phi Beta sister, Linda, is sexually assaulted by one of Bill's fraternity brothers as she lays unconscious on the stairs of the fraternity house. Sorority and fraternity teachings

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • ISBN : 1935574450
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2000-10-01
  • ISBN : 0805060979
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  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-29
  • ISBN : 9781536219357
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The best-selling author of Library Lion pairs with award-winning illustrator Matt Phelan to create a picture book gem with an unexpected twist. The best-selling author of Library Lion pairs with award-winning illustrator Matt Phelan to create a picture book gem with an unexpected twist. A lot of Marilyn’s friends have monsters. It’s the latest thing. Each one is just right for its boy or girl. Marilyn really wants a monster, too, but despite her efforts to be the