The first major anthology by parents with disabilities.
‘Being a disabled parent is a rebellious act. Disabled people should have the same right to parent as anyone else, but often when we decide to start a family we are met with judgement and discrimination. We are questioned rather than supported. We have to push up against the medical system. And we have to confront society’s model of parenting. Yet, despite all this, we still choose to parent. And we are damn good at it too!’
When writer and musician Eliza Hull was pregnant with her first child, like most like most parents-to-be she felt a mix of nerves and excitement. But as a disabled person, she faced added complexities. She wondered: Will the pregnancy be too hard? Will people judge me? Will I cope with the demands of parenting?
In We’ve Got This, thirty parents who identify as Deaf, disabled, neurodivergent, or chronically ill discuss the highs and lows of their parenting journeys and show that the greatest obstacles lie in other people’s attitudes. The result is a moving, revelatory, and empowering anthology that celebrates the richness of disabled parenting in the twenty-first century.
‘Such an important book. Joyous, eye-opening, and deeply moving, these powerful stories will challenge long-held assumptions and hopefully shift societal attitudes towards disabled parents. Everyone should read this.’
Francesca Martinez, author of What the **** Is Normal?!
‘A brilliant, positive, and empowering read full of inspirational stories … really eye-opening.’
Anita Rani, Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4
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‘A luminous collection filled with stories of resistance, innovation, joy, and love, We’ve Got This shows that the biggest challenge disabled parents face is not their disability, but how ableist society is. I’m so glad this book exists!’
Eloise Rickman, author of Extraordinary Parenting