Portrait of the Artist's Mother: Dignity, Creativity and Disability




      Portrait of the Artist's Mother: Dignity, Creativity and Disability
Portrait of the Artist s Mother is a memoir and an examination of the politics of disability The author describes the pressure from medical institutions to undergo screening during pregnancy and assumptions that a child with Trisomy 21 should not live, even though people with Down syndrome do live rich lives Years later, Fiona s son, Fraser, has become an artist His prize winning paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Sydney and Canberra How does a mother get from the grieving silence of the birthing room through the horrified comments of other mothers to the applause at gallery openings This is a story of commitment to the idea that all people, including those who are less than perfect, have a right to be welcomed into this increasingly imperfect world. Free Read Books Portrait of the Artist's Mother: Dignity, Creativity and Disability by Fiona Place – heartforum.co.uk

Fiona Place has always been interested in women, language and identity Her short stories, poetry and essays appear in various literary journals and anthologies She has worked as a financial commentator for various fund managers and major newspapers Her focus on making investment and economic concepts accessible to the general reader Today she combines motherhood with her work as a writer and an advocate for children with intellectual disabilities Her essays on motherhood and genetics appear in peer reviewed journals and other publications.

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      Portrait of the Artist's Mother: Dignity, Creativity and Disability
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  • Paperback
  • 312 pages
  • Portrait of the Artist's Mother: Dignity, Creativity and Disability
  • Fiona Place
  • 15 May 2018
  • 1925581756

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