In “Disabled Lives & Pandemic Lives: Stories of Human Precarity,” Carol Rogers-Shaw narrates several stories that convey the anguish, trauma, loss, and horror experienced by many during the pandemic. Through storytelling, she demonstrates that “the pandemic experiences we shared might provide a foundation to build … parallels between living with a disability and living in a pandemic.” Even so, Rogers-Shaw cautions us not to get distracted by pandemic-related issues or inspirational stories. Instead, she correctly points out that COVID-19 pandemic experiences mirror the unpleasant aspects of daily life for people with disabilities.
Rocco, T., & Huyler, D. (2022). Is There a Lesson from Comparing the COVID-19 Pandemic to the Experience of Disability? A Response to Carol Rogers-Shaw’s “Disabled Lives & Pandemic Lives: Stories of Human Precarity”. Occasional Paper Series, 2022 (47). https://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2022/iss47/5