Normal Life

Author: Dean Spade
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 082237479X
Size: 11,15 MB
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Revised and Expanded Edition Wait—what's wrong with rights? It is usually assumed that trans and gender nonconforming people should follow the civil rights and "equality" strategies of lesbian and gay rights organizations by agitating for legal reforms that would ostensibly guarantee nondiscrimination and equal protection under the law. This approach assumes that the best way to address the poverty and criminalization that plague trans populations is to gain legal recognition and inclusion in the state's institutions. But is this strategy effective? In Normal Life Dean Spade presents revelatory critiques of the legal equality framework for social change, and points to examples of transformative grassroots trans activism that is raising demands that go beyond traditional civil rights reforms. Spade explodes assumptions about what legal rights can do for marginalized populations, and describes transformative resistance processes and formations that address the root causes of harm and violence. In the new afterword to this revised and expanded edition, Spade notes the rapid mainstreaming of trans politics and finds that his predictions that gaining legal recognition will fail to benefit trans populations are coming to fruition. Spade examines recent efforts by the Obama administration and trans equality advocates to "pinkwash" state violence by articulating the US military and prison systems as sites for trans inclusion reforms. In the context of recent increased mainstream visibility of trans people and trans politics, Spade continues to advocate for the dismantling of systems of state violence that shorten the lives of trans people. Now more than ever, Normal Life is an urgent call for justice and trans liberation, and the radical transformations it will require.

A Normal Life

Author: Kim Rich
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN: 194332851X
Size: 16,47 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In her critically acclaimed first book, Johnny’s Girl, Kim Rich presented the story of her unconventional childhood as the daughter of an Alaskan mobster and a troubled showgirl. This new memoir picks up where Johnny’s Girl left off, retelling the story of the author’s nearly lifelong pursuit to live what she thought to be “a normal life.” Rich tugs at your heartstrings as you follow her journey toward normalcy, from her teen years, freshly orphaned, through her high school years spent couch-surfing at local families’ homes, then through her itinerant college years, a failed first marriage, and a rising career as a journalist. Through frank and down-to-earth storytelling, Rich also tells of her grandfather’s kidnapping, a frightening health crisis, and a six-year attempt to have children. In A Normal Life, Rich recounts her vivid story of being an ordinary girl faced with extraordinary circumstances—at seemingly every turn in life—with grace, humility, and wit.

A Nearly Normal Life

Author: Charles L. Mee
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316400580
Size: 12,14 MB
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In the summer of 1953 the author was a carefree, athletic boy of fourteen. But after he collapsed during a school dance one night, he was suddenly bedridden, drifting in & out of consciousness, as his body disintegrated into a shadow of its former self. He had been stricken with spinal polio. When he emerged from the grip of the disease, he was confronted with a life change so enormous that it challenged all he had believed in & forced him, despite his young age, to redefine himself. His once stereotypically normal life, filled with baseball & swimming pools & dreams of girls, had been irreversibly altered. He was almost the same person he had been; he was nearly normal. His moving personal narrative is a textured portrait of life in the fifties - a time when America & her fighting spirit collided with this disease. Both funny & profound, he is a gifted, unique writer, who unravels the mysteries of youth in a Cold War climate, who gives voice to the mind of a child with a potentially fatal disease, & whose recognition of himself as a disabled outsider heightens his brilliant talents as a storyteller.

A Normal Life

Author: Aura Angel
Editor: Memoirs Publishing
ISBN: 1909544671
Size: 17,15 MB
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Parental love was in short supply when Aura Angel was growing up, in a household where there was so little money that her parents would burn the floorboards of their council house to keep warm in winter. Her father would beat her at the slightest excuse, and when he left home her mother took over, using brooms and kitchen implements to make sure the blows hurt. Her mother’s conflicts with authority led Aura (not her real name) to eight schools and more than 20 homes before finally, at 12 years old, she marched into the local Social Services offices and asked them to take care of her. Her troubles were far from over; an abortion at 16 followed and two children by fathers who badly let her down. Yet now, in her forties, she is at peace with herself. She has written A Normal Life as “a counselling tool for myself”. It is an extraordinary and moving story, candidly and sensitively written.

What Is A Normal Life

Author: Jon McNabb
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1326271709
Size: 11,86 MB
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An insightful autobiography about the first twenty five years of a 'normal' DJ

How To Manage Your Diabetes And Lead A Normal Life

Author: Manthappa M.
Editor: Peacock Books
ISBN: 9788124801673
Size: 11,98 MB
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Diabetes Is A Condition In Which Blood Glucose Levels Are Abnormally High. Diabetes Affects 15 Crore People Worldwide And 3 Crore People In India. Diabetes Is Not A Serious Health Problem If You Know How To Manage It. The Secret Of Successfully Managing Diabetes Is To Know As Much As Possible About Diabetes. It Is This Knowledge That Helps You To Take Control Of Your Diabetes, Prevent Complications, And Lead A Normal Life Like Any Other Person. This Book Teaches You All That You Have To Know About Diabetes, In Simple Language. This Book Covers All Aspects Of Diabetes. It Provides Comprehensive Knowledge About Diabetes, Diet, Drugs, Insulin, Exercise, And The Ways Of Dealing With Complications Of Diabetes. The Book Helps You To Learn How To Protect Your Heart, Kidneys, Eyes, And Limbs, And Lead A Completely Normal Life. This Book Makes You The Master Of Your Diabetes. By Being The Master Of Your Diabetes, You Decide How You Live Your Life And Let Not Diabetes Decide How You Live. The Book Is Also Useful For Diabetes Care Nurses, Diabetes Educators And Other Paramedical Personnel. Diabetic Patients Can Draw Great Benefit By Reading This Book. Others Can Learn Preventive Measures To Avoid This Malady.

The Normal Life

Author: Edward Thomas Devine
Size: 15,38 MB
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How To Live A Normal Life With Hiv Without Shame Or Fear

Author: Nicole White
Editor: Nicole White
Size: 10,74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Do you have doubts about having HIV or AIDS, but you aren't sure? This book will help you learn more about HIV, AIDS and possible treatments to be safe and live longer (without pain). It would prepare you psychologically and emotionally, especially if your worst nightmare come true (diagnosed positively with HIV). You'll learn how to be positive with the disease and discover practical ways to block the functions of the deadly virus with medications (without many side effects). This book is designed to prepare you mentally BEFORE you go for a test. So, if you are afraid to get tested or do not want to hear the results, this book will give you the necessary information to eliminate most of the stress, doubts and worry. You'll be OK! If my sister managed to block the disease for so many years, you can do it too - luck has nothing to do with it. I'll show you how! Grab your copy now!

The Daily Battle For A Normal Life

Author: Lorette Gay
Editor: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1644249243
Size: 15,41 MB
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Olivia was a townswoman of Haiti whose life has been persecuted in all aspects. She talked about how in her childhood, she has become a friend of nature, which has impacted her life and abetted her throughout the diversity of many encumbrances. Through nature, she has learned what life is about, and nature has helped her overcome utmost the madness she has encountered along her pathway. She believes that the cycle change in the nature is likened to the cycle change in people’s lives. Abandoned by her father while she was only an embryo, a father that had never come across her way, isolated from her mother at the age of six, she was left to be raised by her grandparents. Her existence is marked by many junctures. At an early age, she already knew what sexual harassment is about. She boarded many strangers’ houses. In her teenage years, she traveled virtually the entire country from north, south, and central and has seen things that normal teens haven’t seen and probably won’t ever see in their existence. In her thirties, her husband left her in Haiti with two of her children, after the chaotic presidential overthrow of 1986. Fearing retaliation by an uprising populace, her husband was the first to emigrate in USA because as an act of reprisal toward anyone that had worked for the regime, no matter what your job was, thugs in the streets terrorized everyone (you can be here today and dead tomorrow). In 1987, after passing a long time into hell, in a country still under revolution, she and her children fled to New York. Then ten months after, she moved to Miami with her family, where she made it home in the United States, her adopted country. In 1992, while her life started to recover, her new home was hit by the most violent cyclone, Hurricane Andrew, which had destroyed everything she had amassed. A few years later, her husband left her again to go back to his native land, to stay. This is to ask if everyone that she loves will always find a way to pass as an absentee in her life. Over the following years, many chronic diseases have attacked her body, and from there the fun started, the fun game to stay alive. No one would imagine of what she’s going through. She always looks happy, but under the veil of her happiness was hiding all sort of life complications that you would never thought could happen to one person. Her conviction is that she should not complain about herself. In this world we’re living in, each of us carries secret onuses. By experience, she realized that people have a habit of comparing our burdens with the other people’s. It isn’t a fair tactic to support a friend or a family member in despair by associating his or her problem with another. Life is an impartial place for all of us. Don’t presume that some problems are less than others. You exactly detain what you can bear oneself and what was predestined to fit only you.

Melissa Explains It All

Author: Melissa Joan Hart
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250032849
Size: 10,52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Melissa Joan Hart explained it all-from dating to bullies-in her groundbreaking role as Clarissa Darling on Clarissa Explains It All. She cast a spell on millions more viewers as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Now, in Melissa Explains It All, Melissa tells the frank and funny behind-the-scenes stories from her extraordinary past and her refreshingly normal present. Melissa has been entertaining audiences most of her life; when there were no girls named Melissa on her favorite show, the forceful four year old decided she'd get on television her way. From that moment on, Melissa has shown a singular determination and focus-whether it's for booking three national commercials so her dad would build her a tree house or for nailing the audition for Clarissa. From her first commercial to her current starring role in ABC Family's hit Melissa and Joey, Hart never let fame go to her head. She always had one foot in Hollywood and one foot in reality-and still does. Melissa makes us laugh along with her as she talks about: --guest appearances in shows like Saturday Night Live and The Equalizer --auditioning for Punky Brewster and Clarissa --her early Broadway days --wacky parties she's thrown and attended -- the actors who influenced her and whom she befriended, worked with and competed against --her experiences both on and off-set-with Sabrina's Salem the Cat and Elvis the Alligator on Clarissa --how she met the love of her life at the Kentucky Derby Melissa Joan Hart explains all that she's learned along the way-what's kept her grounded, normal and working when others have not been so fortunate-and that she's the approachable, hilarious girl-next-door her fans have always thought she'd be.