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Book cover for No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement
It looks at the rise of what is called the disability rights movement—the new thinking by disabled people that there is no pity or tragedy in disability, and that it is society’s myths, fears, and stereotypes that most make being disabled ...more
Courtney Peppernell
“Often I wonder what it may take for someone’s heart to grow cold and I think perhaps the reason is because their heart was left out in the rain. And so on rainy days I struggle because I still don’t know how to convince you that I will be outside in the storm with an umbrella just big enough to cover your heart.”
Courtney Peppernell, Pillow Thoughts

Luisa Weiss
“Distance means nothing when your kitchen smells like home.”
Luisa Weiss, My Berlin Kitchen: A Love Story

Luisa Weiss
“I want to tell you that even when you have found your person in this world, the person who you know, deep down in your mitochondrial DNA, is meant to be by your side in this life, it is no guarantee that this person will not also drive you completely batshit insane at some moments along the way.”
Luisa Weiss, My Berlin Kitchen: A Love Story

Courtney Peppernell
“Your feelings are valid and real. Do not let anybody denounce them just because they do not feel the same way. These feelings do not make you weak, or clingy, or overly emotional. They make you strong, brave, and beautiful. You are not merely made of stardust; you are the comet streaking through the sky on the way to do good and bright things.”
Courtney Peppernell, Pillow Thoughts

John Milton
“God doth not need either man's work or his own gifts, who best bear his milde yoak, they serve his best, his State is Kingly. Thousands at his bidding speed and post o're Land and Ocean without rest: they also serve who only stand and waite.”
John Milton

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