Sunaura Taylor - Animals & Ableism
To celebrate International Day of People with Disability (Dec 3rd) we will be showcasing the work of Sunaura “Sunny” Taylor.
Sunaura is an American painter and activist for disability and animal rights. She was born with arthrogryposis, a rare congenital joint disorder, that severely restricts the use of her legs or arms. She uses a motorised wheelchair and her mouth to paint. She is an abolitionist vegan.
Her published articles include The Right Not to Work: Disability and Capitalism, Is It Possible to Be a Conscientious Meat Eater?, Should We Eat Meat? and Beasts of Burden: Animals and Disability.
Her academic and artistic work explores the commonalities between ableism and speciesism. Sunaura believes both disability and animal oppression are often rooted in similar paradigms – those of dependency, nature and normalcy.
Tune in, limber up and lean in ... it's time to do some paradigm shifting!
Sunaura Taylor website http://www.sunaurataylor.org/
Animals and Ableism paper prsented at the Society for Disability Studies (SDS) on a panel titled Animals and Disability: Building Collaborations.(June, 2012) http://animalsanddisability.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/sds-presentation-an...
Melbourne Pig Save http://www.melbournepigsave.org
Bearbrass Asylum Orchestra http://www.bearbrassasylumorchestra.com