© 2019 The Disability Readathon

ABOUT US AND WHY WE'RE DOING THIS

READATHON HOSTS

Erin Hawley, wearing blue glasses

Erin is a writer, game enthusiast, accessibility consultant, and digital content producer living in New Jersey.. Her disabilities are Muscular Dystrophy and anxiety. .As for reading, her favorite genre is historical fiction, and any book with latinx representation. Erin is ridiculously excited for this readathon!

ERIN HAWLEY

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Anna is a queer, disabled geek and booktuber living in the Pacific Northwest. She loves Shakespeare, science fiction, and tea, and her favorite reading buddies are her dogs, Lily and Gemma. When she's not reading, you can find her hunting dragons in Skyrim, farming in Stardew Valley, or chatting on Twitter @ nymeria941

ANNA GOLDBERG

Like many marginalized groups, disabled people are underrepresented in literature, and also within the publishing industry at large. Part of why we started the Disability Readathon is to draw attention to stories by and about disabled people.

 

We want disabled people to witness themselves in novels and blog posts and podcasts - finding yourself on the page is powerful and validating to your existence. 
 

The Disability Readathon purposely includes and centers texts by multiply-marginalized disabled people to show that we are not all cis, straight, white men, and our experiences with disability differ vastly based on other vectors of marginalization.

We also want abled people to better understand their relationship to disability and ableism, and to challenge their biases.

If you would like to get in touch with us, please send us an email on the contact page!