Resistance & Hope: Essays by Disabled People

Edited by Alice Wong

Publisher:  Disability Visibility Project

DJ Kuttin Kandi and Leroy Moore, Founder of Krip Hop Nation contribute a chapter on “Hip Hop and Disability Liberation: Finding Resistance, Hope and Wholeness” along with contributing writers  Lydia X. Z. Brown, Vilissa K. Thompson, Victoria M. Rodríguez-Roldán, Shain M. Neumeier, Anita Cameron, Stacey Milbern, Naomi Ortiz Talila A. Lewis, Cyree Jarelle Johnson, La Sharn Maelee Johnson, Maysoon Zayid, Mia Mingus, Noemi Martinez, Lev Mirov, Mari Kurisato and Aleksei Valentín.

Edited by Alice Wong, Founder and Director of the Disability Visibility Project, Resistance and Hope will transform the way you think about activism, leadership, and social justice.

How do we fight back in an era of uncertainty, institutionalized cruelty, and widespread tolerance for ableism and hate? Written in 2017, the authors explore resistance, hope, self care, disability rights and justice, and the politics of Trump in a series of provocative, challenging essays.  Dare to dream bigger and create space for all with this visionary essay anthology from multiply marginalized disabled people redefining an inclusive climate of resistance. The time is NOW!

**All royalties from Resistance and Hope will go to HEARD (Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities). HEARD is the only organization in the nation that works to correct and prevent wrongful convictions of D/deaf and hard of hearing individuals. 

Available on Amazon for $4.99 and Free on Smashwords

Not available in print for accessibility & affordability reasons.

Beyond Bars, Beyond Borders


Kuttin Kandi's long awaited poetry album

will be released Summer 2019.  

Empire of Funk: Hip Hop and Representation in Filipina/o America

Edited by Mark R. Villegas, DJ Kuttin Kandi, Roderick N. Labrador

Publisher: Cognella Inc.,

Publishing Date: 12/20/2013

Empire of Funk: Hip Hop and Representation in Filipina/o America gives long overdue attention to the most popular cultural art form practiced by recent generations of Filipina/o American youth. A pioneering work, the anthology features the voices of artists, scholars, and activists to begin a dialogue on Filipina/o American youth culture and its relationship to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class. The text also offers the opportunity to question the future of Hip Hop itself. Chapters in Empire of Funk explore Filipina/o American Hip Hop aesthetics, community-building, the geography of Hip Hop in Filipina/o America, sexuality and power, activism and praxis, visual culture, and navigating the Hip Hop industry. This text gives readers a thoughtful introduction to an often-overlooked aspect of American society and culture. It can be used in courses dealing with race and ethnicity, American youth culture, popular culture in America, and immigrant communities.

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