By Katherine Itacy Genre(s): Disability Studies, Social Policy, Civil Rights & Liberties Review: As with any grouping of human beings, we, members of the disabled community, are no monolith. We have widely divergent views on a variety of topics that impact each of us, including thoughts on physician-assisted suicide, identity politics, self-identifying terminology, diversity within […]Read More Book Review: Disability Pride: Dispatches from a Post-ADA World, by Ben Mattlin
By Katherine Itacy Genre(s): Memoir; Dancer Autobiography Synopsis: Fierce and Delicate is Renée Nicholson’s love letter to the art of dance. The memoir details the unrelenting and often unrealistic requirements of ballet dancers, the competitiveness and cattiness exhibited by so many in the field, the joy and pride Nicholson so often felt while rehearsing and […]Read More Book Review: Fierce and Delicate: Essays on Dance and Illness, by Renée K. Nicholson
Book Review: Reaching for Normal, by Amy Daniels By Katherine Itacy Genre(s): Memoir Synopsis: At twenty-six years old, Amy Daniels is a new mother with an exceedingly cranky baby. She and her husband, Dave, decide to get their daughter checked out by medical professionals, and when they do, they’re told seven-month-old Emily has a brain […]Read More Book review: Reaching for normal, by amy daniels
Genre: Memoir Review: This review was originally published at Story Circle Book Reviews: Most women in America are insecure about at least one aspect of their physical appearance. I, myself, am most insecure about a benign tumor I have on my lower back, although I am able to hide it with a loose shirt or […]Read More Book Review: Face: A Memoir, by Marcia Meier
Check out my essay regarding my participation in RARE Across America 2021 and rare disease advocacyRead More RARE Across America 2021
It was my honor to be interviewed by Nupur Chokshi, founder of Uplifting Voices, regarding my life as a type 1 diabetic, track athlete, attorney, and now physically disabled person. I hope you’ll check out Uplifting Voices’ Facebook page as well as their website to learn more about the organization. I have no doubt you’ll […]Read More Read my interview on Uplifting Voices’ website
In this post-apocalyptic time of COVID-19, social distancing, self-quarantining, and Hunger Games-level hoarding of toilet paper and other basic household goods by our fellow human, we’re all still adjusting to the “new normal” and trying to figure out how long it’ll likely stay this way. And while there are definitely a lot of things that remain […]Read More WHEN YOUR “NEW NORMAL” GETS OLD FAST
Today is the official publication date of my paperback memoir, “Relentless: From National Champion to Physically Disabled Activist.” Get your copy on Amazon today!Read More In the Immortal Words of The Beatles, I’m Officially a “Paperback Wriiiiiiiiitaaaaaa!”
The Kindle/e-book version of my self-help memoir, “Relentless: From National Champion to Physically Disabled Activist,” is out now on Amazon!Read More Kindle version of RELENTLESS out now!
Click here to read my latest article on Medium, entitled: “Spoiler Alert: There’s No Door Prize For Prioritizing Pride Over Pain!” And remember, keep tuning in to this website, my social media accounts (i.e., my Instagram page, Tumblr page, Twitter page, Google+ page, and LinkedIn profile), as well as my podcast in order to learn […]Read More Check out my new Medium article!