Chapter One: Aristotle’s Lonely Monsters
Olivia talks about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and interviews her friend Anne. “My own self-perception was that I was a monster sitting in this class with other normal people.” Also, Olivia discusses the trope of disabled people learning from behind walls.
Chapter Two: Unfeeling Masks
Olivia talks about another cautionary tale with a disabled protagonist: Octavia E. Butler’s Parables series. “I’ll adapt where I must, take what opportunities I can find or make, hang on, gather students, and teach.” Plus, Emily Sara discusses the importance of having disabled educators in academia. So be it! See to it!