Ep 11: Crip Bodies and Crip Aging – Disability Visibility Project

Posted November 26, 2017 by Alice Wong Podcast

Ep 11: Crip Bodies and Crip Aging


Today’s episode is about crip bodies and crip aging. Alice speaks with Patty Berne and Leroy Moore, two people who have a lot of wisdom to share about their bodies and aging. How do we listen, honor, and treat our bodies? How do we value and treasure the elders in our communities? Patty, Leroy, and Alice reflect on this and more.

FYI on the word ‘crip’: There are many people, both disabled and non-disabled, who are uncomfortable with it. It is used deliberately in this episode because there is something culturally specific about celebrating disabled bodies that’s rooted in pride and in direct opposition to the forces that tell us that our bodies are not enough. To crip something is to imbue it with disability culture–the way we age is different. The way our bodies change and move through the world is different. For more, check out this description of crip theory from Wright State University.


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