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Rebekah Taussig

Rebekah Taussig is a self described "writer, teacher, advocate human lady person." As one of six children and the only one of her siblings to grow up disabled, she has a unique perspective on both life and disablity. Though Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body is her first book, she's been featured in a number of publications ranging from The Florida Review to Time Magazine.

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In her book, Sitting Pretty, Rebekah weaves the story of her life, the history of disability activism, and social commentary together to create a book that is not only exciting to read but informative as well. In it, she describes her childhood and how she grew up, her love life, and how ideas around disability affect not only her but how other people act in response to her.

Since July 2015, Rebekah has been sharing micro-memoirs on her Instagram, @sitting_pretty, and has since amassed more than 45,000 followers. Along with her words, those who scroll through her Instagram will be able to enjoy photos of Rebekah, her family, her plants, and other aspects of her wonderfully ordinary life

She has a Ph.D. in Disability Studies and Creative Non-Fiction From the University of Kansas and has recently given birth to a son named Otto. Since July 2015, Rebekah has been sharing micro-memoirs on her Instagram, @sitting_pretty, and has since amassed more than 45,000 followers. Along with her words, those who scroll through her Instagram will be able to enjoy photos of Rebekah, her family, her plants, and other aspects of her wonderfully ordinary life.

Summer 2021 Author Visit Highlights – Rebekah Taussig

Book Excerpt

 Author Interview with the National Edowment of the Arts

 

Kansas Book Award