There are a number of writing projects, fiction as well as non-fiction that I have worked on over the years. Many relate to my work with individuals with disabilities and others come from various flights of fancy my imagination boards whenever my Muse puts in an appearance.
Disability Related Works – Non-Fiction
(Working Title Under Consideration)
(c) 2014 Ruthie-Marie Beckwith, Ph.D.
Abstract: Poverty is viewed as one of the major contributors to stigma in this personal essay on labeling and its impact on people’s humanity. Mental illness, a disability with no visibly apparent indicators, is particularly explored from the author’s own experience in searching for recovery. Working toward empowerment for oneself and others is presented as a solution to overcoming cultural barriers.