November 14, 2021
Women with Disabilities: Art and Accomplishments
Hosted by ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto
Join Second Story Press , the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, and ReelAbilities for the launch of two books that are as impressive as the authors themselves.
My Art My World by Rita Winkler Approaching her daily life with enthusiasm and humour, Rita rides public transit to her job working at a university coffee shop. She takes yoga and folk dance classes and enjoys drama and music at a day program, and she practices using sign language. In My Art, My World, Rita shows us her love for the world through her great passion: making beautiful and fun works of art.
Unstoppable: Women with Disabilities by Helen Wolfe Around the world, people living with disabilities face barriers in the built environment, in employment and education, and in social attitudes and policies that can make it hard to live a full and satisfying life.
The ten women we meet in this book face physical and mental health challenges, some from birth and some who became disabled later in life. But they all share the determination to make the world a better place, not just for themselves but for those who will come after them. Their fields are as diverse as elite sport, neurosurgery, architecture, and environmental activism, and while some have devoted themselves to disability policy, others prefer to lead by example. In either case they have proved themselves to be unstoppable.
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