In late 2020, I joined Alice Wong for a DC Public Library event as part of the launch of Disability Visibility. The energy at the virtual event was electric, and I was buoyed to see so many people tune in and ask thoughtful questions. Afterward, as I replied to my Twitter DMs, I froze. One of my messages was from the inimitable Judy Heumann.
My condolences on your personal loss. Thank you for sharing and giving us all extra insight into what we have all gained from the life of Judy Heumann. At the funeral of one of my mentors, I learned that in South American activist communities, people often rise up and declare that they will carry on the work of deceased. We can all carry on the work Judy started.
What an amazing connection. And loss. I was raised by a mom with MS. She wasn’t able to come to my High School graduation because the building had 20 steps to the entrance. I’m sure that Judy and others like you, are the reason that changed. I can’t wait to see your books.
❤️Bonnie (David’s aunt in Maine)