Disabled Babes Book Club

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Disabled Babes Book Club

Disabled Babes Book Club

By Peer Support Space, Inc.

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Date and time

April 12, 2021 · 3:30pm - July 8, 2024 · 5pm PDT



About this event

Disabled Babes Book Club is a virtual book club for disabled folks & books with disabled representation! We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month @ 6:30PM-8:00PM EST.

You must email us to receive the link to join us at this meeting. Even if you register/RSVP for this meeting, you must still email us to receive the link. Please send an email to beck@basicallywonderful.online with the subject line “DBBC Zoom Link”.

This group is for folks who are disabled (self-defined) and anyone who is navigating living outside of the spectrum of neurotypical and/or able-bodied norms. Also, we’re strong believers that everyone is a babe- thus our book club is open to folks of all genders.

We honor that every individual is their own expert and every individual has the right to make their own choices including how they explain, understand, address, and describe their lived experience, mental/physical health, and identities.

Join us for a group discussion of Disabled Babes Book Club’s current book choice. Over the course of up to three months, we will be reading one book and participating in open discussions about it during our monthly meetings. We’ll be releasing a schedule so you’ll know exactly what will be discussed at each meeting. Attendance is not mandatory- come as you are whenever you want!

This book club is co-facilitated by Beck DeTrempe (they/them) and Alex Candage (ze/zir), disabled friends who are passionate about disabled representation and creating intentional spaces for disabled folks.

If you are unable to purchase the book we’re reading, please contact Beck DeTrempe to discuss scholarship opportunities. Limited scholarships are available and are first come, however, we set money aside for this and really want money to not be a barrier. Please let Beck know if you could use help purchasing a book.

We love our allies, but this space is not an ally space. This group will stay closed to its identity-specific patrons only. We will be posting our book recommendations, and encourage you to read them on your own if you’re looking for books with more disability representation.

ASL Interpreters are available by request. Please email us at beck@basicallywonderful.online to request ASL Interpretation at least two weeks prior to the meeting date. If you make a request under two weeks, we will do our best to accommodate you, but can not guarantee an interpreter will be available.

For questions, accessibility needs, or book scholarships please contact Beck DeTrempe at beck@basicallywonderful.online

This space was made possible through a partnership between Peer Support Space and Basically Wonderful.

Learn more about Peer Support Space at peersupportspace.org

Learn more about Basically Wonderful at basicallywonderful.online

Book Discussion Schedule:

True Biz by Sara Novic

3/13: Chapters 1-20

4/10: Chapters 21-41

5/8 : Chapters 42-67

About the organizer

Peer Support Space Inc. is a grassroots organization, led by and for those in recovery from mental illness, substance abuse, trauma, grief or other obstacles to wellness. We use, and help others use, the power of lived experience to support, educate, and guide one another while providing additional, free options for mental wellness.