Pushing Limits

Eli Clare – Grappling with Cure

Eli Clare.  Portrait by Riva Lehrer

White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare’s new book, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure, questions the typical hostility of the disability movement toward the mythology of The Cure. He explores his rage at the many ways the ‘search for the cure’ has ostracized and limited people with disabilities. But, then he dives deeper.

Based in his own experiences with severe mental disability, numerous conversations, research and his chosen surgery to support a gender change, Clare asks questions that have been taboo within our movement for much too long.

Clare is a nationally-known writer, speaker and teacher who is celebrated for his ability to talk about difficult topics with bruising and unblinking honesty.

Join us to consider your own relationship with “The Cure.”

Produced by Adrienne Lauby, co-hosted by Shelley Berman, Sheela Gunn-Cushman, and Josh Elwood.

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