Working Women: Stories of Strife, Struggle and Survival contains narratives pertaining to the challenges, struggles and success stories of women in the workplace who come from diverse cultures and social backgrounds. The essays discuss the struggles of women who were marginalized but who fought for recognition, dignity, and respect in their workplaces and personal lives. The narratives cross cultural boundaries presenting multiple dimensions of the struggle and success of women from different walks of life.
Chapter 16: Surviving with a Disability in New York City
Surviving with a Disability in New York City
When I first became disabled by an inner ear disorder two decades ago at the age of 21, my future career was not my immediate concern. I was just finishing up my junior year of college, was on the dean's list, had a part time job and was considering which archaeological dig I would embark on—the one to Mexico or the one to England? Living in New York City, I can say that was the last time I would think of such long distance travel for a long time to come.
What I first experienced was a headache that was the worst of my life. It lasted three days. One side ...