Lucy Webster

The View From Down Here: Life as a Young Disabled Woman

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A powerful, eye-opening insight into navigating the world as a disabled young woman.

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.

Author: Lucy Webster

Hardcover  Published 26 September 2023  208 pages

"In a book that is at turns both devastating and light-hearted, Webster succinctly dismantles preconceptions around disability" - ELLEN PEIRSON-HAGGER, THE NEW STATESMAN

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