Judith Heumann (Author) Judith Heumann is an internationally recognized leader in the Disability Rights Movement. She has advocated for disability rights at home and abroad, serving in the Clinton and Obama administrations and as the World Bank's first adviser on disability and development. She lives in Washington, DC. Kristen Joiner (Author) Kristen Joiner is a writer and activist who tries to sell stories that change how people see the world. Her writing on exclusion, inequality and social change has been published in numerous outlets including the Stanford Social Innovation Review. She lives in New Zealand with her family.
Judy's advocacy for disability rights began as a fight for her own future and then, as a leader of the movement, spanned the nation and the globe. * Hillary Clinton * Judy's story has shaken me to the core. For the first time, I see myself in someone else. Her fierce advocacy and work changing the laws around disability rights have undeniably paved the way for me to achieve what I have today. . . . A must-read. * Ali Stroker, Tony Award-winning actress * A marvelous memoir by a disability hero who has paved the way for many of us. Full of fascinating stories from the disability rights movement, this book will guide future leaders as we work toward a barrier-free world. * Haben Girma, author of the bestseller Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law *