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3 Ways Book Publishing Is Becoming More Inclusive of Disability and Mental Illness

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As a bibliotherapist – someone who utilizes the healing power of literature in their therapeutic practices – I am constantly working to keep up with the book industry and educate myself on books as they are released.

I also focus on keeping up with publishers, both indie and traditional. Last week I had the pleasure of attending a book event entitled “BookTalk” that focused mainly on diversity in the book community, and authors who identify as LGBTQIA+, POC, nonbinary, genderqueer, and/or mentally/physically disabled.

As someone with various mental illnesses and disabilities, I was incredibly excited to see how positively authors with mental and physical disabilities were represented throughout the event.

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