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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