Professor Kudlick: 'These Are Tough Times for Anyone Who Identifies in Any Way with Being Marginal

Thursday, July 19, 2018
BAY AREA REPORTER -- Catherine Kudlick, professor of History and director of the Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University, marched in the 2018 Women’s March disability contingent. Kudlick, who is 60, blind and bisexual, feels disability often gets left out of broader political organizing, and she found the disability contingent empowering. “We were pretty much at the front of everyone,” Kudlick said, “which was great for our being visible. At a couple of points, I ended up with the megaphone; I helped come up with a couple of chants to link us to the issues of the day.“ “These are tough times,” continued Kudlick, “for anyone who identifies in any way with being marginal — queer, disabled, person of color and, surprisingly, in 2018, being a woman.”