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Spring Summer Newsletter 2010




Women with Disabilities Anthology


Twenty-plus years ago, a group of diverse women with disabilities came together to write an anthology entitled, “With the Power of Each Breath." This book spoke to the many issues facing women of color with disabilities, gay women with disabilities, women with "hidden disabilities, women with cognitive disabilities, as well as the shared experiences of all women with disabilities in their daily lives. The last book was published by Cleis Publishing, and is still used in colleges across the globe WHICH OFFER disability studies curriculum and classes. The power of this work continues to challenge our society to better understand the needs and concerns of people with disabilities and to move over to offer a seat at societies table for all. Several yea rs ago, several women in and around New Mexico began to explore the idea of writing another book and take it one step further. The idea of “With the Power of Each Voice" was born. This book will continue to explore the journey towards personal power that women with disabilities have engendered over the years by speaking out about civil and human rights. With that in mind, we are seeking short stories, poetry, PERSONAL

NARRATIVES, speeches, and works of art from women around the world to continue the narrative and journey of these struggles. We are asking for people to submit entries by April 30, 2009. Let us come together to explore how we have taken back our lives, flourished in our relationships as well as sharing our struggles. Share the Journey of Personal Power and Strength !

Submission Formats

What we are looking for:

  • Written submissions can be 5-25 page stories focusing on how we have found our voices through the disability experience.
  • Disability range and diversity is being sought
  • Poetry and Prose
  • We are also seeking camera-ready pictures of art work (digital jpeg form)
  • Format for writing can be in Word or pdf form
  • Please send submissions to this e-mail address
Thanks, Susan L. Weiss

Please feel free to contact me at this e-mail address or at 505-688-4225

Happy Women's History Month!

One of the good resources that parents have access to is Protection & Advocacy also known as P&A.  This program advocates for people with disabilities of all ages.  They have advocates and attorney's that will work with individuals or family's to make sure that their rights are being met as best as they can with their mission.  However, they do have priorities which are listed in the documents that are attached.  He can reach then by telephone at (505) 256-3100 or (800) 432-4682.

Click here for Priority Draft for Public Input

Click here for Public Input Distribution Letter


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