I feel animal in my embodiment, and this feeling is one of connection, not shame. Recognizing my animality has in fact been a way of claiming the dignity in the way my body and other non-normative and vulnerable bodies move, look, and experience the world around them. It is a claiming of my animalized parts and movements, an assertion that my animality is integral to my humanity. It’s an assertion that animality is integral to humanity. (Sunaura Taylor)

On Animality and Humanity

Excerpted from Sunaura Taylor’s new book, Beasts of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation

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