Disability and Shame

In this post, I'm going to attempt to digest my own experience of shame in terms of disability and the larger context that surrounds it.  Similar to my previous post, a lot of this draws on the essay “Constructing Normalcy: The Bell Curve, the Novel, and the Invention of the Disabled Body in the Nineteenth Century” … Continue reading Disability and Shame

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The Living Tension of the Ordained Hierarchy

All of the other posts I've written about the legacy we've inherited from the Puritans have been more about sexual codes of conduct, gender equality, and the shadow of the witch trials. While all of those are important parts of our colonial shadow, eclipsed only by the genocide of Native Americans, there's one more structure … Continue reading The Living Tension of the Ordained Hierarchy