Blind and Deaf Woman, Advocate for the Disable

 

 

 

Betsy Wurzel’s guest is Elsa Sjunneson a Media  Studies Professor, Historian, Media Critic, Editor, Writer, Author, 2 Time Hugo Award  Winner, 9 times finalist, and Aurora Award Winner for her editorial work on Uncanny  Magazine.

Elsa was featured on PBS American Masters Documentary, “Becoming Helen Keller”. Elsa Sjunneson is a Deaf-Blind Disabilities Rights Activist, LGBTQ + Activist Writer, and Author of “BEING SEEN”, ONE DEAFBLIND WOMAN’S FIGHT  to END ABLEISM.

Elsa discusses in depth why she wrote this book, how the movies and media do not portray disabled people accurately, what able-bodied people can do to help those with disabilities, and the discrimination in private schools and the workplace are still continuing.  Elsa also discusses with Betsy how 85 percent of disabled women have been assaulted, how difficult it is to be believed that an assault happened, and how the medical community discriminates against the disabled by giving subpar medical care!  They discussed how disabled people want to be treated with respect and dignity.
We are providing the Audio Interview on how people with Disability are treated.

Betsy highly recommends this book which was an educational eye-opener for me and how she is involved in the disabled community!
Helen KellerContact Information:
Elsa Sjunneson ‘s website about Elsa’s advocacy work!
Elsa’s YouTube American Masters PBS
The book is available on Amazon: Purchase Here
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