I was dismayed to read of the death of Karen Stone in this month’s New Mobility (and surprised that I hadn’t heard already).
Karen Stone, who used illness and writing to teach, dead at 62:
“She wrote about it (having a disability). It was a big thing when she was writing. She wrote about it as a journalist, and there weren’t many people doing that,” Brown said. “I would say she was a pioneer, one of a group of pioneers, in doing that.”
Some of Stone’s writing:
Independent Living Institute columns
Awakening to Disability: Nothing About Us Without Us
Oh gees. So many deaths lately, I had her book–nothing about us without us, referred to it often. So young. Gees.