Amy Kenny is a Shakespeare professor who hates Hamlet. She teaches and publishes academic articles on humoral bodies, corpses, and dismemberment in early modern theater. She co-coordinates support for people experiencing homelessness in her community. She is disabled and does not have time for your ableism. Her love language is jalapeños.
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Can the Church View Disabled Bodies as Jesus' Body?
But the church peddles ableist ideas in devious ways: It proclaims to be pro-life but mirrors the world’s messaging that productivity and health are drivers of worth. It weaponizes prayer as a foot-soldier in its ableist theology, reducing God to a slimy vending machine churning out miracles upon request. It limits our imaginations for how abundant life should look, confining prosperity and happiness to a singular mode of living.