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OurShelves: Beauty with Chloé Cooper Jones

Season 5, Ep. 5

If you spend 288 pages deep in the life of a disabled person, can that experience shift your concept of disability? Join Chloé Cooper Jones, journalist, Pulitzer nominee and author of the new memoir Easy Beauty, as she talks with Lucy Scholes about how beauty can create a powerful mental shift. They discuss the social and political act of making the disabled body visible, the meaning of staring and ask Lewis Hamilton to teach Chloé Formula 1 Racing.


Chloé’s recommendations:

 

On the nightstand – The Coward by Jarred McGinnis and Staring by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson

On your mind – Drive to Survive, the Formula One racing documentary.

On the shelf – Gretel Ehrlich's The Solace of Open Spaces

On the pedestal – Harriet McBryde Johnson, a writer and disability activist.

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