Akron, Ohio – The work of Jill Sadowsky of Ra’anana, Israel, has been published in the current issue of Kaleidoscope: Exploring the Experience of Disability through Literaure and the Fine Arts. Her personal essay appears in issue number 64 of the magazine along with other thematic material representing “Perspectives on Loss.” Her work was selected from among more than 350 submissions considered for publication
Sadowsky, a grandmother of five, works as an English Tutor. Her work has appeared in U.S. Health and Human Resources, Israel Pxychiatric Journal and Horizons. Her book, Weep for Them, written in Hebrew, was published in Israel. She is currently working on an English version of the same book, entitled originally entitled Not Here to Hold, but which has now been changed to David’s Story. Sadowsky began writing as a way to reach out to other mothers whose children suffer from paranoid schizophrenia, and to fight the stigma associated with mental illness. She has also volunteered for the Israel Mental Health Association, ENOSH.
The award winning Kaleidoscope Magazine is published by United Disability Serices in Akron, Ohio. Uniqe to the field of disabiliy studies, the publication expresses he experiences of disability from the perspective of individuals, families, fiends, caregivers, and healthcare professionals, among others. The material chosen for Kaleidoscope challenges and overcomes stereotypical, patronizing, and sentimental attitudes about disability.