Uppity Blind Girl

 

 

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Photo of a woman wearing glasses and a blue blazer, face angled down and to one side, resting her cheek in her hand

Donald Trump’s presidency, in conjunction with the Republican controlled Congress, is a threat to the civil rights of women, people with disabilities, people of color, people who are queer, immigrants and Muslim.  Trump’s administration is set to eliminate or drastically reduce health care for women, people with disabilities, unemployed people and people living in poverty.

Trump’s administration, in conjunction with the Republican controlled Congress, is likely to repeal or stop enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other civil rights legislation.  Trump’s administration could adversely impact women’s reproductive rights and dismantle lgbtq rights.  As a queer, visually impaired woman, I’ll be joining the online march to support the civil rights, economic equality, and health care for women, people with disabilities, people of color, Muslims and all other vulnerable groups.

Trump and some of his supporters have fostered bigotry.  I’m joining the march to support respect over bigotry and love over hate.

Kathi Wolfe’s most recent poetry collection The Uppity Blind Girl Poems, the 2014 Stonewall Prize winner, was published by BrickHouse Books in 2015. Wolfe’s poetry has appeared in Poetry Magazine and other publications. Her chapbook The Green Light was published by Finishing Line Press in 2013, and Wolfe’s collection Helen Takes the Stage: The Helen Keller Poems, a finalist in the 2007 Pudding House Publications Chapbook Competition, was published by Pudding House in 2008.

She is a contributor to the anthologies QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology and Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability. A contributor to the LGBT newspaper “The Washington Blade” and a writer with the disability newspaper “Independence Today,” Wolfe was a 2008 Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging Writer Fellow.

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