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Meet Our Human Books

Disabled Poler

Disabled Poler

"Pole dancing has its own stigmas attached to it, and as a disabled poler I seek to break those stigmas and assumptions down. I'm passionate about speaking to my own experiences and how disabled people are represented in Western society."

Unemployed

Unemployed

"People often think I'm in a leadership role or have insider knowledge, but I've been on the job hunt for the past two years!"

Survivor (Jehovah's Witness)

Survivor (Jehovah's Witness)

"I spent so much energy running away from my background - until I learned how powerful it is to share my experiences with others."

Stutterer

Stutterer

"A stuttering gay baby boomer with a few unusual stories to share."

Adopted (Asian)

Adopted (Asian)

"I'm a woman who's been the recipient of moderate discrimination as an Asian and a woman. People don't know i'm a self taught illustrator & published author."

Woman Driver

Woman Driver

"When people see me behind the wheel, they might make some assumptions about my driving ability. What they don't realize is that I have driven professionally in an extreme environment - Antarctica."

African (Descent)

African (Descent)

“When an old man dies, a library burns down.” – Old African proverb

"I have lived almost 85 years as a middle-class woman of African descent in the USA. Born in 1937 in Pittsburgh PA, I have seen and witnessed the history of the US and indeed, the world, for eight & a half decades."

Multicultural (Woman)

Multicultural (Woman)

"My mixed family sometimes raises eyebrows at playgrounds, airports or hospitals and I'm no stranger to the question: are you the birth mother?"

Eclectic

Eclectic

"Often thought to be old and doddering because of my white hair; look like white staid straight librarian, but they don't know I'm half Armenian, was in the merchant marine for 12 years and used to hop freight trains!"

Spiritual

Spiritual

"What does it mean to be spiritual? Am I a witch, fortune teller, finder of lost things or people, or a summoner of spirits? No, none of the above."