Rebekah Taussig


Rebekah Taussig

February 2, 2022

7pm MDT

Virtual Event

Dr. Rebekah Taussig, a disability advocate and educator who has been paralyzed since the age of three, will challenge everything you think you know about disability.  Dr. Taussig has a PhD in creative nonfiction and disability studies. In her memoir, Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body, Taussig asks the question “what would it mean for disabled folks if society saw us as acceptable, equal, and valuable parts of the whole? She will invite us to think bigger and more critically about who has a seat at the table and the barriers that bar others from inclusion

 Dr. Taussig is a passionate teacher with a range of experience, from freshmen in high school to upper-level college classes covering subjects from English literature, composition, and creative writing to disability studies. She is the recipient of the Hefner Kansas Book Award in Literary Nonfiction for her memoir. She has held talks and workshops at the University of Michigan, Davidson College and Yale University on disability representation, identity, and community. Finally, she runs the Instagram platform @sitting_pretty, where she crafts “mini-memoirs” for her more than 50,000 followers to contribute nuance to the collective narratives being told about disability in our culture.

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