Disabled Women on the Web

Disabled Women on the Web

Lesbians and Queers with Disabilities

WOMEN

Corbett Joan O'Toole

Corbett is the designer of this website as well as an internationally recognized leader on transgressive voices within disability particularly disabled women, disabled parents and disabled queers. She loves to organize gatherings, create networks and publish frequently on these subjects.

O’Toole, C.J. (2003) The Sexist Inheritance of the Disability Movement. Gendering Disability. Rutgers University Press, NJ. (earlier version)

O’Toole, C. & Brown, A. (2003) No Reflection in the Mirror: Challenges for Disabled Lesbians Accessing Mental Health Services. Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol 7, No. 1, 35-49.
[co-indexed as: Mental Health Issues for Sexual Minority Women: Redefining Women’s Mental Health. (Ed. Tonda L. Hughes, Carrol Smith, and Alice Dan). Harrington Park Press, an imprint of The Haworth Press, Inc. 2003, pp. 35-49]

O’Toole, C.J. (2002) Sex, disability and motherhood: Access to sexuality for disabled mothers. Disability Studies Quarterly, Fall 2002, 22(4), 81-101.

O’Toole, C.J., Doe, T. (2002) Sexuality and Disabled Parents with Disabled Children. Sexuality and Disability. Spring 2002, 20(1), 89-102.

O'Toole, C. J., & D'aoust, V. (2000). Fit for Motherhood: Towards a Recognition of Multiplicity in Disabled Lesbian Mothers. Disability Studies Quarterly, 20(2), 145-154.

Eli Clare

Eli Clare is a poet and essayist. Eli is the author of Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation, published in 1999.

Clare, E. (2001). True Spirit Keynote Speech. True Spirit.

Clare, E. (2002). Sex, Celebration, and Justice: A Keynote for QD2002. Queer Disability 2002.

IMPORTANT WORKS:

Axtell, S. (1999). Disability and chronic illness identity: Interviews with lesbians and bisexual women and their partners. Journal of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Identity, 4(1), 53-72.

Brownworth, V. A. & Raffo, S. (Eds.). (1999). Restricted access: Lesbians on disability. Seattle, WA: Seal Press.

Kafer, Alison. (2003) Compulsory Bodies: Reflections on Heterosexuality and Able-bodiedness. Journal of Women's History - Volume 15, Number 3, Autumn 2003, pp. 77-89.

O’Toole, C. & Brown, Allison. (2003) No Reflection in the Mirror: Challenges for Disabled Lesbians Accessing Mental Health Services. Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol 7, No. 1, 35-49. [co-indexed as: Mental Health Issues for Sexual Minority Women: Redefining Women’s Mental Health. (Ed. Tonda L. Hughes, Carrol Smith, and Alice Dan). Harrington Park Press, an imprint of The Haworth Press, Inc. 2003, pp. 35-49]

O’Toole, C. J. & D’aoust, V. (2000). Fit for motherhood: Towards a recognition of multiplicity in disabled lesbian mothers. Disability Studies Quarterly, 20(2), 145-154.

Thompson, K., & Andrezejewski, J. (1988). Why can’t Sharon Kowalski come home? San Francisco: Spinsters Ink.

Tremain, S. (Ed.). (1996). Pushing the limits: Disabled dykes produce culture. Toronto: Women’s Press.

RESOURCES: LINKS

Queer Disability Conference Proceedings 2002

Trahan, J. (2003). All-Girl Action: Crip Queer Women in Performance. Disabled Women's Alliance.

RESOURCES: BIBLIOGRAPHY

Artemis, R., & Maxwell, J. (1995). Lesbian and Bisexual Mothers. In D. W. s. N. Ontario (Ed.), Women with Disabilities and Mothering: Sharing our stories, exploring our options. Geneva Park, Ontario, Canada.

Corbett, J. (1994). Proud label: Exploring the relationship between disability politics and gay pride. Disability and Society, 9(3), 343-358.

D'aoust, V. (1999). Complications: The Deaf community, disability and being a lesbian mom - A conversation with myself. Restricted Access: Lesbians on Disability. V. Brownworth and S. Raffo. Seattle, Seal Press.

D’Auost, Vicky (1994) “On Competency and Autonomy: Experiences of a Lesbian Mother with Disabilities” in Canadian Journal of Women and the Law Vol. 13. No. 3.

Hingsburger, D. (1993). Staff attitudes, homosexuality and developmental disability: A minority within a minority. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 2(1), 19-22.

Ketz, K. (2001). “An Examination of Sexual Self-concept and Body Image in Predominantly Caucasian Lesbian and Heterosexual Women with Physical Disabilities.” Division 44, American Psychological Assocation, Society for the Study of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues, Newsletter, vol 17, #3, Fall 2001.

Munson, P. (2003). (In)Visibility, Recognition, and Marginalization: Queers with Non-apparent Disabilities. Disabled Women's Alliance.

O’Toole, C.J. (1996). Disabled Lesbians: Challenging Monocultural Constructs. In Knotoski, Nosek & Turk (Eds.) Women with Physical Disabilities. London:Paul Brookes Publishing.

O’Toole, C. & Brown, A. (2003) No Reflection in the Mirror: Challenges for Disabled Lesbians Accessing Mental Health Services. Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol 7, No. 1, 35-49.
[co-indexed as: Mental Health Issues for Sexual Minority Women: Redefining Women’s Mental Health. (Ed. Tonda L. Hughes, Carrol Smith, and Alice Dan). Harrington Park Press, an imprint of The Haworth Press, Inc. 2003, pp. 35-49]

O'Toole, C. J., & D'aoust, V. (2000). Fit for Motherhood: Towards a Recognition of Multiplicity in Disabled Lesbian Mothers. Disability Studies Quarterly, 20(2), 145-154.

O’Toole, C. J. (2000). The view from below: Developing a knowledge base about an unknown population. Journal of Sexuality and Disability, 18(3), 207-224.

Saad, S.C. (1997). Disability and the lesbian, gay man or bisexual individual. In M. Sipski & C. Alexander (Eds.). “Sexual Function in People with Disability and Chronic Illness: A health professionals guide.” (pp. 413-427). Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publications.

Sherry, M. (2003). Queer/Crip Theory: Transgressing the Margins. Berkeley, CA: University of California at Berkeley.

Solarz, A.L. (1999). Lesbian Health: Current Assessment and Directions for the Future. Institute of Medicine, National Academy Press, Washington, DC, 1999.

Wilkerson, A. (2002). Disability, Sex Radicalism, and Political Agency. NWSA Journal, 14(3 (Fall)), 33-57.

 

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