As we write and edit our syllabi, here are some helpful resources on writing disability statements, or editing the institutional ones we are offered, in the interest of inclusive classrooms and pedagogies.
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By Kristina Lebedeva
I write this text with an array of anxieties. The anxiety of taking a stance. The anxiety of saying too little and the anxiety of saying too much. The anxiety of getting it wrong. For we are taught to not tolerate wrongness. With this in mind, I want to state from the outset that the statement in question is written strictly from the perspective of a foreign woman with a severe physical disability. In this sense, I will not be able to do justice to the complexity of conditions and experiences that the word “disability” necessarily indexes.