By Harilyn Rousso
For psychotherapist, painter, feminist, filmmaker, author, and incapacity activist Harilyn Rousso, listening to well-intentioned humans inform her, "You're so inspirational!" is patronizing, now not complimentary.
In her empowering and from time to time confrontational memoir, Don't name Me Inspirational, Rousso, who has cerebral palsy, describes overcoming the unfairness opposed to disability--not overcoming incapacity. She addresses the usually absurd and ignorant attitudes of strangers, buddies, and family.
Rousso additionally examines her personal prejudice towards her disabled physique, and portrays the therapeutic results of intimacy and creativity, in addition to her involvement with the incapacity rights neighborhood. She in detail unearths herself with honesty and humor and measures her own progress as she is going from "passing" to embracing and claiming her incapacity as a resource of satisfaction, optimistic identification, and rebellion.
A university of pictures approximately her existence, instead of a proper portrait, Don't name Me Inspirational celebrates Rousso's clever, witty, effective, outrageous existence, incapacity and all.