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Feminist poet, Adrienne Rich died on March 27, 2012 and we are the worse for it.Â Â Robert McRuer talks about how Rich and other lesbian feminists made strides toward a more free, more accessible world.Â Although she did not find a political identity in her disability, Adrienne Rich’s essayÂ “Compulsory Able-Bodiedness and Queer/Disabled Existence” has influenced a generation of disability scholars.
Rich lived with rheumatoid arthritis.Â
Here is a video expression of her poem Diving In the Wreck
Robert McRuer is an English professor at George Washington University, the author of Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability and, his most recent book, an anthology called, Sex and Disability.
Photo courtesy of http-formstracedbylight.blogspot.comOriginal air date: 4-6-12