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Gawking, Gaping, Staring: Living in Marked Bodies

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Gawking, Gaping, Staring: Living in Marked Bodies

Eli Clare


People with disabilities, people who are trans, people who are fat, and people of color all share the experience of being individuals at whom the public stares. Through words and images, Eli Clare explores the internal experiences of living in marked bodies and the external meanings of oppression and bodily difference.

Eli Clarehas spoken around the United States at conferences, community events and colleges about disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice. Clare is the author of a book of essays, Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation, a collection of poetry, The Marrow’s Telling: Words in Motion, and writes regularly at his blog.

About Access Living
A center for programs and service since 1980, Access Living organized the Arts and Culture Project in an effort to raise visibility around Chicago’s disability culture and to give voice to artists with disabilities in Chicago.


Recorded Friday, October 10, 2008 at Access Living.

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