Simi Linton

Simi Linton is a New York-based writer and disability activist. Her memoir, My Body Politic (2005) was published by The University of Michigan Press and she is also the author of Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity(New York University Press, 1998). She is currently working on a documentary film based on the memoir.

As an undergraduate, she attended Columbia University in New York City, and earned her bachelors degree in Psychology. She went on to obtain a Ph.D. in Psychology from New York University.


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MemoirON A SPRING day in 1971, my husband, my best friend and I set off from Boston, Massachusetts bound for Washington, DC. We walked down the street together, we stood together near the entrance to the Mass Pike, and...

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