Helen DeKroyft: A Case Study on the Importance of Intersectionality in Disability Studies and History
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Living in the 19th century, Helen DeKroyft was an incredibly popular and highly praised blind orator and author. Her ability to gain such success was not only due to her intelligence, but also due to the ability for audiences to look past her disability because she was a white, middle-class widow. As a result, DeKroyft is the perfect example of the importance of not looking at disability alone, but rather with race, class, and gender.
Elliott, Lizzie, "Helen DeKroyft: A Case Study on the Importance of Intersectionality in Disability Studies and History" (2022). History Summer Fellows. 19.
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Presented during the 24th Annual Summer Fellows Symposium, July 22, 2022 at Ursinus College.