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Virtual Event: Alice Wong

April 30 @ 6:00 pm

 |  Free – $26.19


April 30
6:00 pm
Free – $26.19
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Harvard Book Store
(617) 661-1515

Disability Intimacy: Essays on Love, Care, and Desire

Harvard Book Store welcomes ALICE WONG—bestselling author of Year of the Tiger and editor of Disability Visibility—for a discussion of her new book Disability Intimacy: Essays on Love, Care, and Desire. She will be joined in a panel discussion by LEAH LAKSHMI PIEPZNA-SAMARASINHA—author or co-editor of ten books, including The Future Is Disabled—NICOLE LEE SCHROEDER—historian, educator, and disability rights activist, and ELLEN SAMUELS—associate professor and a founding member of the UW Disability Studies Initiative. This event will feature an ASL interpreter and a live captioner.


There are two ticket options for this event. If you have any questions please read the FAQs at the bottom of this page.

Free RSVP Ticket: Includes a link to access the event on Zoom.

Event access + Book + US Shipping: Includes a link to access the event on Zoom and one paperback copy of Disability Intimacy and media mail shipping. U.S. addresses only. Books will be shipped after April 30th.

About Disability Intimacy

What is intimacy? More than sex, more than romantic love, the pieces in this stunning and illuminating new anthology offer broader and more inclusive definitions of what it can mean to be intimate with another person. Explorations of caregiving, community, access, and friendship offer us alternative ways of thinking about the connections we form with others—a vital reimagining in an era when forced physical distance is at times a necessary norm.

But don’t worry: there’s still sex to consider—and the numerous ways sexual liberation intersects with disability justice. Plunge between these pages and you’ll also find disabled sexual discovery, disabled love stories, and disabled joy. These twenty-five stunning original pieces—plus other modern classics on the subject, all carefully curated by acclaimed activist Alice Wong—include essays, photo essays, poetry, drama, and erotica: a full spectrum of the dreams, fantasies, and deeply personal realities of a wide range of beautiful bodies and minds. Disability Intimacy will free your thinking, invigorate your spirit, and delight your desires.