Not long ago, I was hired to do a sensitivity reading of a book manuscript, a guide for young adults about how people live with disabilities.
A Tale of Two Pretties
by Ben Mattlin
In late summer, two books by disabled women were published with strikingly similar titles: The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me by Keah Brown (Atria Books) and Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride by Nadina LaSpina (New Village Press).
SMA and Me: To Cure or Not To Cure, That is the Question
By Ben Mattlin
I was born before my disability could be diagnosed. Now I'm told it can be cured.
Nurturing Spontaneity, or Why I Love “The Odd Couple” by Ben Mattlin
My current attendant recently asked if he could leave a couple hours early on Friday. No big deal, right?
On the Guilty Pleasures of Computer Solitaire: A Defiant Act of Independence – By Ben Mattlin
These words you're reading now are a kind of small miracle. For you see, I can't actually write letters in the conventional sense.