The Descent and Smashing Tropes

fca677c96021985529825f993890458827c80e13.jpgHow cool is this?

My story, The Descent, which appears in Nothing Without Us, has been referenced in a scholarly blog about disability tropes written by Derek Newman-Stille.

Nothing Without Us was special to me and I’m thrilled to have my story included in the anthology. It’s an anthology with stories by disabled writers that features disabled people as the main characters, not the sidekicks.

The Descent is about Jefferson and his quest to rid his body of the multiple sclerosis that plagues it. Originally, I had wanted to write a very magical story where a wizard goes off on a quest to climb a mountain.

The Descent is what came out instead.

At first, I wasn’t going to send it in as it wasn’t the story I wanted to write. Eventually I came to the conclusion that it was the story I was meant to write. I wrote it using my own voice to make the story all the more powerful. Am I ever glad I sent it in .

Derek says this about The Descent:

The Descent” deals with the internalized ableism we feel as disabled people, often assuming that the only way that we can interact with the world is through being “cured”, i.e. made able-bodied. Wolf’s use of the disability as a personified character who is interacting with the disabled person he comes from allows for an exploration of that dissociation from disability that our internalized ableism can create, but it also allows for the disability itself to be personified and humanized.

You can read the entire article here:

https://disabledembodiment.wordpress.com/2019/10/22/disability-tropes-101-the-magical-cure/?fbclid=IwAR1Ahr4Sytjkt0xLidDngIYz68qrJq-aE-Vxd_eE7eLXD3NA7lADSDIFFvQ 

I’m so thrilled to have my story referenced. It’s my hope that the story will touch the lives of many people and hopefully help them see themselves in a different light.

You can get your own copy of Nothing Without Us in Paperback, eBook or Audiobook.

 

 

About Jamieson Wolf

Jamieson an award winning, number-one bestselling author. He writes in many different genres. Learn more at www.jamiesonwolf.com
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1 Response to The Descent and Smashing Tropes

  1. Reblogged this on Jamieson Wolf and commented:

    So thrilled about this!

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