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Corbett Joan OToole is an internationally recognized leader on transgressive voices within in disability particularly disabled women.  At age 60 she decided to leave the street activism to younger leaders and to focus on using her art to tell her stories.  She makes baskets, photographs, placemats, quilts, and wall hangings.

DISABLED WOMEN OF COLOR QUILT

Created as a fundraiser for the People of Color Caucus of the Society for Disability Studies, this quilt honors women of color with disabilities.

See this item on Ebay, or check out the photo gallery here.

Highlighted in the quilt are:

Gloria Anzaldua
Gloria Anzaldua, writer
Barbara Jordan
Barbara Jordan, Congresswoman
Audre Lorde
Audre Lorde, writer
Kathy Martinez
Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor
Alana Wallace
Alana Wallace, choreographer and dancer
Wilma Mankiller
Wilma Mankiller, Chief of the Cherokee Nation
Amy Tan
Amy Tan, writier
Tammy Duckworth
Tammy Duckworth, Congresswoman
 The quilt uses Kente patterns and cloth from around the world to honor the incredible work of these women.

Other artwork by Corbett:

BASKETS

PHOTOGRAPHS

PLACEMATS

QUILTS

WALL HANGINGS