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.
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!
Olivia talks to current and past disabled grad students on their experiences throughout graduate school, featuring “anti-ableist permission slips” from her supervisor, Dr. J. Logan Smilges.