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Recently, the field of girlhood studies has witnessed a growing body of researchinto girls’ self-representation practices, but disabled girls are largely absent from this work. In this article, I intervene in this area by asserting the need to explore how disabled girls represent themselves online in order to consider the intersections between girlhood and disability. I attempt to move away from discourses of risk that circulate around girls’ digital self-representation practices by demonstrating how these practices provide disabled girls with visibility in a postfeminist medias- cape that renders them invisible, and also act as a form of social advocacy and aware- ness raising. I then explore how disabled girls represent themselves online in a postfeminist cultural landscape through a case study of a severely sight-impaired blogger, looking at how they must be seen as both motivated and motivational.
Author(s): Hill S
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Girlhood Studies
Online publication date: 24/07/2017
Acceptance date: 16/05/2017
Date deposited: 07/09/2017
ISSN (print): 1938-8209
ISSN (electronic): 1938-8322
Publisher: Berghan Journals
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