Disfigured

Disfigured

On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space

Book - 2020
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Challenges the ableism of fairy tales and offers new ways to celebrate the magic of all bodies. In fairy tales, happy endings are the norm - as long as you're beautiful and walk on two legs. After all, the ogre never gets the princess. And since fairy tales are the foundational myths of our culture, how can a girl with a disability ever think she'll have a happy ending? By examining the ways that fairy tales have shaped our expectations of disability, Disfigured will point the way toward a new world where disability is no longer a punishment or impediment but operates, instead, as a way of centering a protagonist and helping them to cement their own place in a story, and from there, the world.
Publisher: Toronto, Canada : Coach House Books, 2020
ISBN: 9781552453957
1552453952
Branch Call Number: 398.3561 Ledu
Characteristics: 253 pages ; 20 cm

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