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OurShelves with special guest Riva Leher

Riva Lehrer

Riva Lehrer


What do monsters do for us?

Join Lucy Scholes for a powerful conversation with Riva Lehrer, artist, activist and author of Golem Girl, her beautifully illustrated memoir about living with disability. From the history of freak shows to the power – and limits – of politicisation, they confront the way monsters violate boundaries and give us permission to live differently.


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On the nightstand – books that are currently on your bedside table

FACE/ON by Sharrona Pearl

What Can a Body Do by Sara Hendren

On Division by Goldie Goldbloom

My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris

On your mind – a recent article, podcast, film, series or song

Monsterology by Stephen Asma

On the shelf – one book that made you think about feminism in a new way

H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

On the pedestal – tell us about one person (woman or non-binary) you admire

Katherine Ott, Curator of Medical History, Museum of American History, Smithsonian Museum


Tune in next time for more conversation about books, feminism and culture.


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