Mexican writer and activist Gabriela Brimmer’s own experiences led her to resist a deeply exclusionary society. Born with cerebral palsy, she learned from childhood to oppose a world that prefers to exclude or institutionalize people with “disabilities” rather than work for participation. Gabriela Brimmer became a pioneer of the Mexican disability movement and a best-selling author.
Fritz Bauer Library, edited by Irmtrud Wojak, Vol. 2.ISBN: 978-3-949379-02-4
Gabriela Brimmer worked tirelessly for the rights of “disabled people”. Based on the negative experiences she had in various special institutions and at university, she demanded her right to education decades before the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006). Later, with the help of her typewriter, which she operated with her left big toe, she wrote numerous socially critical writings and poems. She wrote down her impressive story of resistance, her “struggle for human rights” (Fritz Bauer), together with the Mexican writer and journalist Elena Poniatowska.
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