The piece will be honored at the 5th annual Voices of the Year Community Keynote in the Identity category along with a total of 120 honorees worldwide in the six categories.
Rachel’s Master of Arts studies focus on cultural representations of disability. She shares her reflections and analysis in her powerful and thought-provoking new blog
. In her latest musing she states, “The myth that we can control our bodies against difficulty, illness, injury, aging, and death is simply a blanket denial of physical reality, but the more I look, the more I see this myth all around me.” She links this mainstream myth promotion to the reason more money is spent on preventing the inevitable than in helping disabled people to have a better quality of life.