“Most of my work is with individuals with disabilities and their families. I have come to learn how ableism and non-disabled privilege–mostly unrecognized in our culture–harms disabled people, even as we take pains to address racism, homophobia, and other categories of identity politics. I am very proud to be a Georgetown alumna today, as it establishes its Disability Cultural Center!”
Christina Emanuel (CAS 1987) is a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Pasadena, California, where she primarily works with individuals with disabilities and their families. She writes and presents on topics related to autism, disability studies, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and psychoanalysis.
Image: A middle-aged light-skinned woman with very short cut dark brown hair wearing a dark collared shirt, in front of a window as she holds up a printed sign with the Georgetown University seal and the words, “Disability Justice for Georgetown!”