The Barbara Waxman Fiduccia Papers on Women and Girls with Disabilities
In 1999, with Barbara Faye Waxman Fiduccia, the Center launched a new series of publications on women and girls with disabilities. In memory of Barbara and her feminist passion to ensure the full human rights of women and girls with disabilities, the Center continues this work.
- Re-shaping, Re-thinking, Re-defining, Feminist Disability Studies (2001) by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson. This paper describes the aspects of feminist disability studies – focusing on representation, the body, identity, and activism – and explains how feminist disability analyses link and expand disability studies and women's studies.
- Strong Proud Sisters: Girls and Young Women with Disabilities (2001) by Harilyn Rousso. This report paints a portrait of disabled girls and their needs and resilience, looking at a range of issues – definitions and demographics, access to health care, substance abuse, exercise and sports, depression, self-esteem, eating disorders and body image, disability identity, role models and media images, social and sexual development, violence, educational equity, and employment.
Women and Girls with Disabilities: Defining the Issues - An Overview (1999) by Barbara Waxman Fiduccia and Leslie R. Wolfe. Prepared for the first-ever conference for grantmakers on women and girls with disabilities, convened by Women and Philanthropy in June 1999, this report addresses a wide range of issues – including physician assisted suicide, access to health care, reproductive rights and health, family life, education and employment, violence against disabled women and girls, and disabled women's leadership. The report also considers how applying a "disability lens" and reflecting the values and vision of disability feminism can help bring the voices of disabled women and girls to the policy arena and to feminist research, policy and advocacy agendas.