Saturday, June 28, 2008

Harriet McBryde Johnson: A Life Worth Living

The Wall Street Journal's political newsletter from its opinion editors had a wonderful remembrance of Harriet McBryde Johnson headlined, "A Life Worth Living."

Love it. I think Harriet would approve as well, given her quote in this piece by Christine Rosen:

As Ms. Johnson wrote of herself and others with disabilities: 'We take constraints that no one would choose and build rich and satisfying lives within them. We enjoy pleasures other people enjoy, and pleasures peculiarly our own.' And as Laura Hershey, her friend and fellow activist, told me, Ms. Johnson 'invited people to understand the value and pleasure of living a life with disability.'

It's an in-depth analysis of the importance of Harriet's contributions to increasing America's understanding of the disability experience.