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Still Living the Edges: a Disabled Women’s Reader, Book Launch

Book cover for Still Living the Edges. The background is a painting of a figure in blue with spots of red. the Background of the painting is a dark red. Over the image is the following text: Still Living the Edges a disabled women's reader

Join AANM and Inanna Publications as we launch Still Living the Edges: a Disabled Women’s Reader. This is a free event! Books will be available for purchase in person at the event and online on Inanna Publications website:

When: March 18, 2022 7pm-9pm

Where: The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0L5) and Online on Zoom.

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Accessibility info for event:

ASL interpretation provided

Live Captioning provided

Accessible Location


About the Book

More than a decade after the publication of Living the Edges: A Disabled Woman’s Reader, the lives of women with disabilities have not changed much. Still Living the Edges provides a timely follow-up that traces the ways disabled women are still on the edges, whether that be on the cutting edge, being pushed to the edges of society, or challenging the edges—the barriers in their way. This collection brings together the diverse voices of women with various disabilities, both physical and mental, from nations such as Canada, the United States, Australia, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe. Through articles, poetry, essays, and visual art, disabled women share their experiences with employment, relationships, body image, sexuality and family life, society’s attitudes, and physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. In their own voices, they explore their identity as women with disabilities, showcasing how they continue to challenge the physical and attitudinal barriers that force them to the edges of society and instead place themselves at the centre of new and emerging narratives about disability.

About the Editor:

Diane Driedger has been involved in the disability rights movement at the local, national and international levels for 40 years, with organizations such as Disabled Peoples’ International (DPI), the DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) Canada, and Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD). She has published ten books, including four anthologies by women with disabilities, and The Last Civil Rights Movement: Disabled Peoples’ International (1989). She is also a poet and visual artist. Her most recent poetry book is Red With Living (2016). Diane is Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Disability Studies at the University of Manitoba.

This ebook meets Benetech’s Global Certified Accessible standards and is accessible to anyone with print disabilities.


“I am recommending Still Living the Edges because I see myself in the pages. It is beyond lyrical, laughable and likeable. It includes leaders, legislation and loyalty. It captures our stories in poetry, art and narrative plus surprising highlights of shared barriers, stereotypes and marginalisation because we are women living with our disabilities – regardless of the label our disabilities are given. This book highlights our struggle to be mothers, lovers and others. Our roles in voicing issues that impact on our lives, sharing our history, and at times untold secrets hidden in the past and the present. Read it, learn.”
—Pat Danforth, Founding Member, DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) Canada

“In Still Living The Edges, Dr. Driedger provides an eclectic lens for the reader to challenge their personal experiences and bias through the expertise of the  contributors. This impressive selection of stories and testimonials, articles, poems, and prose keeps you engaged and provides insights from an intersectional framework! I was personally enthralled with each contribution and took away a broadened perspective of how life impacts each of us very differently, as we continue to strive towards a barrier-free society.”
—Kathy J. Hawkins, President, DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) Canada

Listen to Diane Driedger as she speaks about Still Living the Edges on CBC!


    • Jenel Shaw

      Thank you for the comment!
      I (Jenel Shaw, AANM ED) think that Ageism and Ableism are definitely linked. As we age, we tend to acquire disability, so age and disability are linked. As for failing eyesight, those with low vision or who are blind are absolutely part of the disability community. I Hope you can attend the book launch!

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