Society Magazine

Beauty and the Wheelchair: Mary Settle Releases New Book "The Mansion," A Story of Acceptance

Posted on the 24 September 2018 by Loup Dargent @loup_dargent

Beauty Wheelchair: Mary Settle Releases Book

Mary Settle

How many times have you seen somebody who was different and felt afraid?  Maybe he walked different.  Maybe he talked different.  Maybe he could not talk at all. 
In her new book, The MansionMary Settle takes the classic tale of beauty and the Beast, and turns it into a lesson on accepting people with disabilities.The story starts with a high school student who was assigned to tutor a boy in a wheelchair.  Afraid that the rumors about him being an angry and mean boy are true, she dreads meeting the awful boy in the wheelchair.  
As she gets to know him better, she learns that he is just like everybody else.  
This is an issue that is particularly close to Settle's heart.  She was born with Cerebral Palsy which affects her entire body.  She describes herself as having "a handicap and a disability.   A handicap is something that creates obstacles designed to overcome.  A disability means you're not abled.  My handicap is Cerebral Palsy.  My disability is people who treat me like I'm not abled."

Beauty Wheelchair: Mary Settle Releases Book

The Mansion - Front Cover (via Amazon)

Her Cerebral Palsy was caused by the umbilical cord getting wrapped around her neck during birth.  Despite doctors' predictions that she would be a vegetable, unable to think, dream, or feel, she has graduated high school, went to college, and is raising three beautiful daughters.
The Mansion can be purchased on Amazon
SOURCE: Mary Settle Beauty Wheelchair: Mary Settle Releases Book Beauty Wheelchair: Mary Settle Releases Book Beauty Wheelchair: Mary Settle Releases Book Beauty Wheelchair: Mary Settle Releases Book Beauty Wheelchair: Mary Settle Releases Book Beauty Wheelchair: Mary Settle Releases Book Beauty Wheelchair: Mary Settle Releases Book Beauty Wheelchair: Mary Settle Releases Book

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • 15 Non-toy Gift Ideas for Kids

    Non-toy Gift Ideas Kids

    With Christmas just two weeks away, the pressure is on. And if your kids or the kids you’re buying for are like my kids, they really don’t NEED anything. Read more

    The 11 December 2018 by   Thesamanthashow
    LIFESTYLE, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Handle with Care: Consolidating Bill Traylor’s Artwork

    Conservator Catherine Maynor has extensive expertise caring for works on paper at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, including many by self-taught artists,... Read more

    The 11 December 2018 by   Americanart
    ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Recipe: South African Three Bean Salad1 Min Read

    Recipe: South African Three Bean Salad1 Read

    Summer in South Africa means Braai - their word for BBQ. This light and bright salad makes the ideal complement to traditional BBQ fare. Serve it alongside... Read more

    The 11 December 2018 by   Healthytravelblog
    TRAVEL
  • December 12th - Freebies!

    December 12th Freebies!

    December 12th is... Gingerbread House Day, National Ding A Ling Day (1971), National Ambrosia Day, National Cocoa Day, National Poinsettia Day (1851), First... Read more

    The 11 December 2018 by   Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt
    FAMILY, FINANCE, SHOPPING
  • Video: Africa's Okavango Delta in 360 Degrees

    Video: Africa's Okavango Delta Degrees

    360º video can be an amazing tool for delivering a unique experience. Case in point, the clip below takes us to Africa to visit the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Read more

    The 11 December 2018 by   Kungfujedi
    OUTDOORS
  • Human Missing Link Actually Missing in South Africa

    Human Missing Link Actually South Africa

    Taung, the first Australopithecus discovered, had an brain cast South Africa is home of the original "missing link" of human evolution. It's where Raymond Dart... Read more

    The 11 December 2018 by   Reprieve
    BIOLOGY, SCIENCE
  • Bell UH-1H Iroquois

    Bell UH-1H Iroquois

    @ Nut Tree Airport, CA September 2018 A tired Huey on outdoor display at the Center for Freedom Flight located at the Nut Tree Airport in Fairfield, CA. Read more

    The 11 December 2018 by   Htam
    PHOTOGRAPHY, SOCIETY

Magazine