As a child, Luisa L'Audace did not understand for a long time that she stood out from her peers around her. Her difficulties in getting around were nothing unusual for her. Kids fall down a lot, right? But the older she got, the more clearly she differed from her classmates. The corset she had to wear from the age of four caused severe pain and became the subject of teasing. The wheelchair she received at fourteen was initially a relief: for the first time, Luisa was able to get around without the fear of constantly falling. But with the wheelchair, the rejection from the outside also increased. Today, Luisa finally has words for these rejections: Discrimination or, more specifically, Ableism.
We live in an ableist system that prevents participation and can be life-threatening for disabled people.
Luisa L'Audace shows why we need to actively unlearn internalized rejectionism and questions why policy makers are struggling with disability rights. What can we do to advance inclusion?
One thing is clear: the responsibility lies with all of us.
An event by Literatur LIVE in cooperation with Eden Books and Thalia Buchhandlung.
(Program in German)