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Creating Possibilities for Survival: Tonguebreaker by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Tonguebreaker is a survival handbook for working class disabled femmes of colour. In the opening inscription to the collection of performance texts and poems, Piepzna-Samarasinha lays out a blueprint for a crip future for “all femmes in struggle.” She creates alternate futures through her words, even as she refers to the reality of living precariously as a disabled femme of colour.