Tens of thousands of
enslaved Africans traveled through the darkest of nights in search of freedom and liberation for themselves, their people and the future. When the North Star wasn't visible, they would sometimes search for the moss that grew on the north side of trees.
In honor of them, I acknowledge that all of my work is collaboration. With them and with others. My thoughts are formed by the work of more people than I will ever know. My actions are guided by the moss that they've left on the north side of the trees.
Note: Collecting [a] home for Disability Justice in the Library contains a list of almost 40 books that have helped me build an understanding of disability.
Leroy Moore, Lydia X.Z. Brown, Talila A. Lewis, and others - Accountable Reporting on Disability, Race, & Police Violence: A Community Response to the “Ruderman White Paper on the Media Coverage of Use of Force and Disability”
Deborah Danner - LIVING WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA
Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift - Credo for Support
Darius Miles - What the Hell Happened to Darius Miles?
Kerima Çevik - #AutisticWhileBlack: The Terrifying Case of Rebecca X
Trudy Hamilton - Explanation Of Misogynoir
Annie Olaloku-Teriba - Afro-Pessimism and the (Un)Logic of Anti-Blackness
Trudy Hamilton - On Blackness and Perceptions of Able-Bodied Privilege
Rachel Kushner - Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind
Robert Saleem Holbrook - Control Units: High Tech Brutality
Devyn Springer - Extracting a legacy of Black, Southern organizing for Palestine
Patty Berne - Disability Justice: A Working Draft
Jamelia N. Morgan - Caged In: The Devastating Harms of Solitary Confinement on Prisoners w/Physical Disabilities
Talila A. Lewis - Emmett Till & the Pervasive Erasure of Disability In Conversations about White Supremacy & Police Violence
Mariame Kaba (compiled by) - Challenges and Pitfalls of Reforms
Mia Mingus - Forced Intimacy: An Ableist Norm
Talila “TL” Lews | Mariame Kaba | Devyn Springer | Azza Altiraifi | Josh Williams | Robert Jones Jr | Kerima Cevik | Moya Bailey | Leroy Moore Jr. | Kevin “Rashid” Johnson | Lydia X.Z. Brown | Mia Mingus | Leon Ford | Mumia Abu-Jamal | Robert Saleem Holbrook | Trudy Hamilton | Mahdia Lynn | Vanessa German | T-Dubb-O | Cyree Jarelle Johnson | Judith Butler | Ashley Yates | Alice Wong | Shanon Williams | Angela Y. Davis | Kwame Ture | | Fannie Lou Hamer | Tupac Shakur | Nirmala Erevelles | Nipsey Hussle | Rebecca Pierce | Aaron Webb | Bekezela Mguni | EbThen | Imani Barbarin | Chrys Desir | Audre Lorde | Frantz Fanon | Ntozake Shange | Solange Knowles | Leyla Güven | Yoshiko Dart | Zoé Samudzi | Theri Pickens | Michael Santiago | Ruha Benjamin | Tourmaline