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SEE THE COVER OF MY BOOK
I am so, so excited to be able to share with you the gorgeous cover of my debut book, The View From Down Here: Life as a young disabled woman!
Isn’t she a beauty?
You can also now PRE-ORDER THE BOOK from your favourite retailer by clicking the button below!
Pre-orders are so, so important for first time authors because they determine how much attention a book gets and whether it gets stocked by bookshops. It’d mean the absolute world to me if you ordered a copy and/or shared the link with anyone you think might enjoy it!
To whet your appetite, here’s the blurb:
Women's lives are shaped by sexism and expectations. Disabled people's lives are shaped by ableism and a complete lack of expectations. But what happens when you're subjected to both sets of rules?
This powerful, honest, hilarious and furious memoir from journalist and advocate Lucy Webster looks at life at the intersection; the struggles, the joys and the unseen realities of being a disabled woman. From navigating the worlds of education and work, dating and friendship; to managing care; contemplating motherhood; and learning to accept your body against a pervasive narrative that it is somehow broken and in need of fixing, The View From Down Here shines a light on what it really means to move through the world as a disabled woman.
I've spent my whole life looking for something to represent my difficult, complicated, wonderful, whacky female disabled life. And now I've written it. I hope the disabled women who read it feel seen and understood. It's what we deserve.
But I also hope nondisabled people will see how powerful and pervasive ableism still is, how toxic it can be when combined with sexism, and how much society needs to change. It's time to shine a light.
I really, really hope you love this book.