Author wants to be judged by success, not by cerebral palsy

04/26/2013 | Medill Reports (Northwestern University)

Harilyn Rousso wants to be called inspirational for her achievements that meet accepted standards, not because she was able to earn two master's degrees and become a psychotherapist while living with cerebral palsy. The author of "Don't Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back" has been a disabilities rights advocate for years and says that while people with disabilities are more visible in the community, they still are under-represented in higher education.

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