Saturday, June 12, 2010

June 19: Helen Keller Mythbusting Day Blogswarm

More information here. Regular DSTU readers will know I love a good feminist disability history mythbusting blogswarm. I'm so there. Past mythbusting DSTU posts about Helen Keller include:
Keeping Helen Company in Statuary Hall
(was Helen Keller's statue the first showing a person with a disability in the US Capitol's Statuary Hall? No, not really)

June 27: Helen Keller (1880-1968)
(Is HK "the only feminist socialist Swedenborgian depicted on an American coin"? I assume so.)

(Is there a Bollywood version of the Keller/Sullivan story, in which Teacher is an older male and Helen is a gorgeous twenty-something woman, and everyone sings? Yes there is!)
Join in the mythbusting fun! Note that you don't have to write about HK to participate; Anna suggests that some bloggers might want to "bust the myth that the only women with disabilities doing anything of interest in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries were white women from the US!"

1 comment:

Dave Hingsburger said...

Can't wait, I'm going to write about the love interupted, love disallowed between Helen and Peter. It's a story that repeats and reverberates backwards and forwards through disability history. Love this opportunity.