Elizabeth Grosz. Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism.
Lennard Davis. Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness and the Body.
Gail Weiss. body images: embodiment as intercorporality.

This combination of texts presents a challenge to the toxic trend toward normalcy. In viewing one thing that connects every single human on this planet – the body – we can all learn to look at difference as valuable, the human condition as variable yet singular, and instead of fear of the other, comfort in the capriciousness of humanity.

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Submitted by:
Candace Skibba, PhD
Associate Teaching Professor
Department of Modern Languages
Carnegie Mellon University