Disability Advocate Ramona Harvey '99 Authors Unclipped Wings
March 29, 2011
March 29, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "A new book maintains that by coming to understand ourselves, we have the ability to make a difference in the world not by chance, but by choice," begins an announcement of Unclipped Wings, the debut by Ramona Harvey, a disability advocate and 1999 graduate of DePauw University. The book "brings readers on a journey of self-discovery in a poignant book of poetry that aims to deliver the ultimately positive message that all people matter. Relatable and honest, the intimate collection of poetry addresses the ups and downs of life that everyone will inevitably experience, and offers readers a comfortable outlet for personal introspection."
According to the author, "In many ways, it acts like a mirror allowing people to see and understand themselves better. When people connect to it, they also learn they are not alone."
Harvey, who majored in psychology at DePauw, has addressed national conferences, including the World Congress on Disabilities, and is a member of the National Disability Sports Alliance and the disability rights activist organization ADAPT, as well as a lifetime volunteer of Easter Seals.
"People of all ability levels have value," she declares. "I have lived my entire life with a disability, which has given me a great deal of insight into the world around me. But my disability does not define me."Back