Saturday, February 18, 2012

Monica Wood

Monica Wood is one of my all-time favorite writers. I'm not a big non-fiction reader, but I'm eagerly anticipating her new memoir. In the meantime, I read this essay and I was floored. Because I have a very dear friend who has cerebral palsy, I understand the challenges of making someone's disability true and real, without taking away their individuality. There's such a danger in making someone appear like a least, it's the thing I fear most, and the thing I have not been able to grasp in my own essay-writing.

Monica knows just how to do it. Read her essay here:

I'd love to hear what you think!

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