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Humboldt State University, CRGS students and a new niche for disability culture

This post is so very long overdue! In late October, I did a reading from my book of collaborative poetry at Humboldt State University. My collaborator, Denise Leto, also a woman with a disability, has a friend who teaches  at HSU. This friend--Janet Winston--started out as a grant writer for the Special Olympics and now lectures on Virginia Woolf at HSU and piles on extra blankets and feeds me at all hours of the night when she is hosting. I am so grateful to Janet and Christina (another professor with a disability at HSU) and to all the students from the Critical Race, Gender and  Sexuality Studies dept who hosted Denise and I. The CRGS students shared their work in an open mic format after D. and I read. Much of what they offered focused on hidden disabilities and mental health issues. These CRGS students are stirring up a new niche of disability culture in Humboldt. Their writing was very exciting  Here are a couple examples: Elizabeth Hassler Fuck you, and I am waiting for th

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