Letters To My Weird Sisters: On Autism and Feminism

Joanne Limburg

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Atlantic Books

Published: 1st Jul '21

£14.99

An autistic feminist author looks at women’s history, in search of her ‘weird sisters’.

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SKU: 9781838950057

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It seemed to me that many of the moments when my autism had caused problems, or at least marked me out as different, were those moments when I had come up against some unspoken law about how a girl or a woman should be, and failed to meet it.An autism diagnosis in midlife enabled Joanne Limburg to finally make sense of why her emotional expression, social discomfort and presentation had always marked her as an outsider. Eager to discover other women who had been misunderstood in their time, she writes a series of wide-ranging letters to four ‘weird sisters’ from history, addressing topics including autistic parenting, social isolation, feminism, the movement for disability rights and the appalling punishments that have been meted out over centuries to those deemed to fall short of the norm. This heartfelt, deeply compassionate and wholly original work humanises women who have so often been dismissed for their differences, and will be celebrated by ‘weird sisters’ everywhere.

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Weight 0.49 kg
Dimensions 27 × 154 × 216 mm
Page Count 272