Bigger than the sky: disabled women on parenting

WATES Michele, JADE Rowen
Women's Press
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This anthology challenges rigid, limiting views of what it means to be a disabled woman, and of what a parent is and does. Disabled women describe having to fight for the right to become pregnant, the pleasure of teaching children the benefits of having a "different" mother; and the delight of involving themselves in a child's life. Whether it be a birth mother, an adoptive parent, a godparent, a friend, or a woman who has made a positive choice not to become a parent, these disabled women are asserting their right to explore the diversity of experience.

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parental role, parent-child relations, physical disabilities, stereotyped attitudes, women, children, empowerment;
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0 7043 4545 5

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