19 May 2016

Black Disabled Woman Syllabus

Vilissa Thompson, Disability Rights Consultant & Advocate, has created the Black Disabled Woman Syllabus in response to the lack of intersectionality she has seen in disability studies. In her work Thompson has found that many people "are ignorant of the experiences of Black Americans in general, Black women particularly, and when broken down further, Black disabled women specifically."

This syllabus, intended as a "living" document, currently provides a range of resources for educators and students on:

  • Black Feminism / Womanism
  • The Black Disabled Body & Identity
  • Articles About Blackness, Feminism, &/or Disability
  • Books about Blackness in America
  • Fiction & Poetic Works
  • Audio / Video
  • Music

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