Mon, Jan 10 | Virtual Event

Disabled Babes Book Club

A virtual book club where disabled folks will get the chance to read a selection of books that feature disabled characters and/or are written by disabled authors.
Disabled Babes Book Club

Time & Location

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Jan 10, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Virtual Event

About the event

Join meeting by your computer (or the zoom app) by using the link or you can call the call-in number from your phone and then enter the meeting ID when prompted.

JOIN BY COMPUTER OR APP: ZOOM.US/J/81956891597

CALL IN NUMBER: 1 929 205 6099

MEETING ID: 819 5689 1597

Disabled Babes Book Club Schedule:

December 13th- Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert: Chapters 16-23 + Epilogue

January 10th- Turtles All The Way Down by John Green: Chapters 1-8

February 14th- Turtles All The Way Down by John Green: Chapters 9-16

March 14th- Turtles All The Way Down by John Green: Chapters 17-24

Disabled Babes Book Club is a virtual book club where disabled folks will get the chance to read a selection of books that feature disabled characters and/or are written by disabled authors. This group is for folks who are disabled (self-defined), chronically ill, those who experience chronic pain, have mobility impairments, and anyone who is navigating living outside of the spectrum of neurotypical and/or able-bodied norms. Also, we’re strong believers that everyone is a babe- thus our book club is open to folks of all genders.

We honor that every individual is their own expert and every individual has the right to make their own choices including how they explain, understand, address, and describe their lived experience, mental/physical health, and identities.

Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month @ 6:30PM-8:00PM EST for a group discussion of Disabled Babes Book Club’s current book choice. Over the course of three months, we will be reading one book and participating in open discussions about it during our monthly meetings. We’ll be releasing a schedule so you’ll know exactly what will be discussed at each meeting. Attendance is not mandatory- come as you are whenever you want! Live captions will be provided. ASL interpretation is available upon request (please give at least 48 hours notice).

This book club is being co-facilitated by Bell Giannosa (they/them) and Alex Candage (ze/zir), disabled friends who are passionate about disabled representation and creating intentional spaces for disabled folks.

This space was made possible through a partnership between Peer Support Space and  Basically Wonderful.

Learn more about Peer Support Space at peersupportspace.org

Learn more about Basically Wonderful at basicallywonderful.online

If you are unable to purchase the book we’re reading, please contact Bell Giannosa to discuss scholarship opportunities. Limited scholarships are available and are first come, however, we set money aside for this and really want money to not be a barrier. Please let Bell know if you could use help purchasing a book. 

If you would like to donate towards this scholarship fund, please donate here.

We love our allies, but this space is not an ally space. This group will stay closed to its identity-specific patrons only. We will be posting our book recommendations, and encourage you to read them on your own if you’re looking for books with more disability representation.

For questions, accessibility needs, or book scholarships please contact Bell Giannosa at bell@basicallywonderful.online

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