The View From Down Here

Life as a Young Disabled Woman

Hardcover
$24.99 US
5.63"W x 8.75"H x 0.82"D  
On sale Nov 07, 2023 | 208 Pages | 9780241612767
A powerful, eye-opening insight into navigating the world as a disabled young woman

Women's lives are shaped by sexism and expectations. Disabled people's lives are shaped by ableism and a complete lack of expectations. But what happens when you're subjected to both sets of rules?

This powerful, honest, hilarious, and furious memoir from journalist and advocate Lucy Webster looks at life at the intersection: the struggles, the joys, and the unseen realities of being a disabled woman. From navigating the worlds of education and work, dating, and friendship to managing care, contemplating motherhood, and learning to accept your body against a pervasive narrative that it is somehow broken and in need of fixing, The View From Down Here shines a light on what it really means to move through the world as a disabled woman.
Lucy Webster is a freelance journalist and writer known for her coverage of disability rights and living with disability. Lucy has been writing about these topics for almost a decade and is a lifelong wheelchair user. With four years at the BBC; contacts at all the London broadsheets; and bylines in the Guardian, Prospect, BuzzFeed, Tortoise, the Times, and the New Statesman, Lucy has an extensive network of journalists, editors, and campaigners interested her work on disability. View titles by Lucy Webster
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A powerful, eye-opening insight into navigating the world as a disabled young woman

Women's lives are shaped by sexism and expectations. Disabled people's lives are shaped by ableism and a complete lack of expectations. But what happens when you're subjected to both sets of rules?

This powerful, honest, hilarious, and furious memoir from journalist and advocate Lucy Webster looks at life at the intersection: the struggles, the joys, and the unseen realities of being a disabled woman. From navigating the worlds of education and work, dating, and friendship to managing care, contemplating motherhood, and learning to accept your body against a pervasive narrative that it is somehow broken and in need of fixing, The View From Down Here shines a light on what it really means to move through the world as a disabled woman.

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Lucy Webster is a freelance journalist and writer known for her coverage of disability rights and living with disability. Lucy has been writing about these topics for almost a decade and is a lifelong wheelchair user. With four years at the BBC; contacts at all the London broadsheets; and bylines in the Guardian, Prospect, BuzzFeed, Tortoise, the Times, and the New Statesman, Lucy has an extensive network of journalists, editors, and campaigners interested her work on disability. View titles by Lucy Webster

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