No sugar-coating for disability exhibit
The Vancouver Sun | January 31, 2011 | By Kevin Griffin
VANCOUVER — For disability rights activist Catherine Frazee, the personal overlaps with the political even when she doesn’t intend it.
That happened with Frazee’s recent journey to Vancouver from Toronto for Out From Under, a unique exhibition on the social history of disability in Canada.
As one of its three curators, she felt it was important to be here for the exhibition’s opening during the Paralympic Winter Games.
Frazee, the director of Ryerson’s Institute for Disability Studies, can’t fly for medical reasons having to do with living with spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic neuromuscular disease characterized by the degeneration of the motor neurons. When she travels, she is accompanied by an attendant and Patricia Seeley, her life partner.
The only option for her was to take the train.
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