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Let's Get Real: Easy Beauty by Chloé Cooper Jones

2024-07-15 18:00:00 2024-07-15 19:00:00 America/New_York Let's Get Real: Easy Beauty by Chloé Cooper Jones Born with a rare congenital condition called sacral agenesis that affects the lower spine, thus reducing her stature and altering how she walks, Pulitzer Prize finalist, Jones experiences pain... Main Library -

Monday, July 15
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-15 18:00:00 2024-07-15 19:00:00 America/New_York Let's Get Real: Easy Beauty by Chloé Cooper Jones Born with a rare congenital condition called sacral agenesis that affects the lower spine, thus reducing her stature and altering how she walks, Pulitzer Prize finalist, Jones experiences pain... Main Library -

Born with a rare congenital condition called sacral agenesis that affects the lower spine, thus reducing her stature and altering how she walks, Pulitzer Prize finalist, Jones experiences pain...

...both physical and mental - she must contend daily with the idea that she's somehow seen as lesser by others. When she unexpectedly became a mother, Jones decided to change her perspective, reclaiming a world that others often disallowed her—and that she initially disallowed herself. Leaving Brooklyn, she sought out places of meaning to her, whether for fun, for beauty, or to bear witness, from a rousing tennis tournament in California to Rome's grand sculpture gardens to Cambodia's devastating Killing Fields. Along the way, she mused on the myths that shape our understanding of beauty and those shaping disability, asking if she herself has sometimes bought into them.

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