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Is disability a universal experience? The Obermann Center’s 2019 symposium asks provocative questions on disability and identity

“A lot of people couldn’t do what I do,” Steve Oulman says. “I survived so many surgeries when I was a baby, and I’ve had bad bedsores. Just living in this body makes me a badass.” He self-styles as OCG — the Original Crippled Gangsta — which he had embroidered on a hat along with a pot leaf. “I got bullied and called cripple so much in junior high school that one day I said, ‘Screw it. I’m just gonna make this me.’” […]

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