Student Engagement

Meet the Speakers

Keynote Speaker: Rebekah Taussig

Rebekah Taussig is a Kansas City writer and teacher with her doctorate in Creative Nonfiction and Disability Studies. She’s spent most of her life immersed in the world of writing and reading – as a student, teacher, and author – because she believes the words we use and the stories we tell matter. She’s held talks and workshops at the University of Michigan, Davidson College, and Yale University, and her writing appears in publications from TIME to Design*Sponge. Released by HarperOne in August 2020, her memoir in essays, Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body contributes nuance to the collective narratives being told about disability. You can read her “mini-memoirs'' on Instagram @sitting_pretty and follow her work at

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