A Note on Reading This Book
1 Many thanks to Angela Carter, Joe Kadi, and Susan Burch for help-
ing me think through trigger warnings for this book. For more about
trauma, content notes, and trigger warnings, see Carter, “Teaching with
Trauma”; Kafer, “Un/Safe Disclosures.”
1. Ideology of Cure
1 For an image of the billboard, see Foundation for a Better Life, “Over-
caem Dyslexia,”, accessed July 8, 2009, http://www.values
.com/inspirational- sayings- billboards/20- hard- work. See also Alison
Kafer’s critique of the fbl in Feminist, Queer, Crip, 86 102.
2 Christopher Reeve: Hope in Motion (dir. Matthew Reeve, 2007). All the
quotes from Reeve and his doctor come from this film.
3 For an overview of ecosystem restoration, see Jordan, The Sunflower
2. Violence of Cure
1 For more on the impact of ableism on white women’s suffrage, slavery,
immigration, and lgb identities, see, for example, Nielsen, A Disability
History of the United States; Boster, African American Slavery and Dis-
ability; Barclay, “Mothering the ‘Useless’ ”; Baynton, “Disability and the
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