The first major anthology by parents with disabilities.
How does a father who is blind take his child to the park? How is a mother with dwarfism treated when she walks her child down the street? How do Deaf parents know when their baby cries in the night?
When writer and musician Eliza Hull was pregnant with her first child, like most parents-to-be she was a mix of excited and nervous. But as a person with a disability, there were added complexities. She wondered: Will the pregnancy be too hard? Will people judge me? Will I cope with the demands of parenting? More than 15 percent of people worldwide live with a disability, and many of them are also parents. And yet their stories are rarely shared, their experiences almost never reflected in parenting literature.
In We've Got This, parents around the world who identify as Deaf, disabled, or chronically ill discuss the highs and lows of their parenting journeys and reveal that the greatest obstacles lie in other people's attitudes. The result is a moving, revelatory, and empowering anthology that tackles ableism head-on. As Rebekah Taussig writes, 'Parenthood can tangle with grief and loss. Disability can include joy and abundance. And goddammit -- disabled parents exist.'
Eliza Hull is a musical artist, writer, journalist, and disability advocate based in Victoria, Australia. Her podcast series on parenting with a disability, We've Got This, was one of Australia's most successful series of all time. Rebekah G. Taussig US (Kansas City, MO) @sitting_pretty Ricardo and Donna Thornton US ( Washington D.C.) Daniela Izzie US (Virginia) @daniizzie Kristen Witucki US (New Jersey) Christa Couture (Canada) @christacouture Marjorie Aunos (Canada) @MarjorieAunos Nina Tame (England) Sam Drummond Australia Micheline Lee Australia Lucy and James Catchpole England Cathy Reay England Jasper Peach Australia Joanne Limburg England Jax Jacki Brown Australia Oscar and Estefani Arevalo Debra Keenahan Australia Jacinta Parsons Australia Jaclyn and Garry Lynch Pete Wharmby England Brent Phillips Australia Mandy McCracken Australia Brian Edwards Australia Neangok Chair Australia Liel K. Bridgford Australia Kristy Forbes Australia Shakira Hussein (Australia)