The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With Me

The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With Me

From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign, a thoughtful, inspiring, and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America. Keah Brown loves herself, but that hadn’t always been the case. Born with cerebral palsy, her greatest desire used to be normalcy and refuge...

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Title:The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With Me
Author:Keah Brown
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The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With Me Reviews

  • Kelly Hager
    I initially accepted the pitch for this because I am obsessed with all things pop culture and because this is a voice that I don't really hear that often. (I read books about and by Black authors, but I don't know off the top of my head how many books by disabled authors I've read. Which means I don...
  • Jennifer
    Keah Brown changed my life. Well, that may be a bit dramatic, but her memoir The Pretty One completely transformed my perspective on disability from a narrative of brokenness in need of fixing to a theology of a purposeful state of being. “Disability is not monolithic...we should be seen as hum...
  • Suzanna
    This was a great read! She writes honestly - and hilariously - about being a black woman with cerebral palsy. It was refreshing to have a different point of view, but also relatable in the things she shared that she has struggled with. She is a delightful writer, I hope she writes more!...
  • Roxane
    What does it mean to live at the intersections of blackness, womanhood, and disability? In her admirable debut, The Pretty One, Keah Brown answers this question with heart, charm, and humor. Across twelve finely crafted essays, Brown explores the matter of representation in popular culture, the vuln...
  • Bookaholic
    This is a tough book to rate. On one hand, this is such an important topic that it should be explored by everyone. If I could, I’d give this book to entire communities of people for free. I’d translate it in every language. I’d make it a mandatory reading in schools.The author is a be...
  • jo
    In disability and race activism there is a very important place for rage. Keah Brown shows us that there is also a place for youth and playfulness. Brown is as clear-eyed about the nuances of many-fronted discrimination as any disability/race/gender intersectional activist. She is also aware of the ...
  • Erica
    Lemme just...Ok.This is going to be a life-changing book for some people. There are those who need to hear what Keah Brown has to say. I imagine those people are or have recently been young, unsure of themselves, and they don't like their bodies and/or skins. They may also be hopeless romantics. I w...
  • Kelly
    A really powerful and moving essay collection about being disabled, about being black and disabled and being invisible in and to the world around you, and about learning to fall in love with yourself. Keah's voice is really great and she's wildly vulnerable. She also invites you, as reader, to be vu...

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