Meet Jewel Kats, the real life woman who inspired the new Archie comic book character, Harper. Jewel is responsible for instigating as well as inspiring the character. A long-time Archie fan herself, when she saw Dan Parent, the Archie writer/artist, at a comic book expo, she wheeled right up to him, looked him in the eye and said, “How come there’s no one in Riverdale with …Read More »
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The venerable comic book classic Archie, first published in the 1940s, has always tried to stay current with our ever-changing culture, and in their newest effort to better reflect modern life, the comic book creators are introducing a character with a disability. Joining the eternally teenaged characters Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and Reggie in the fictional town of Riverdale is Harper, described as a …Read More »
What trials and tribulations do mothers with disabilities face and how do they adapt? What are their actual experiences? That’s the subject of a new book called Disabled Mothers. This collection of 18 scholarly works and personal accounts from Canada, the U.S. and Australia explores and analyzes issues of parenting by mothers with a variety of physical and mental disabilities. The book also delves …Read More »