Mary Grimley Mason has been writing about disability issues since her retirement from Emmanuel College in Boston where she taught English and American literature and Women’s Studies. She received her doctorate from Harvard University and is presently a Resident Scholar at Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center. Her interests include women’s autobiography, personal narratives and disability studies. She has been a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute and Wellesley’s Center for Research on Women and an artist in residence at Virginia Center for the Arts. She is currently writing a book on mothers with disabilities and hopes her work will raise awareness about disability, particularly as it is part of the ongoing struggle for civil rights for everyone.