Especially since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, many people with disabilities & people of color have unapologetically claimed their bodily autonomy. However, our society has also stripped bodily autonomy from our communities through forced sterilizations, guardianship abuse, and abortion bans. So which is it? Do we have bodily autonomy or not? This tutorial examines the stories of 5 Black women who teach us what bodily autonomy really means.
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