The (De) Composition of a Recovering Paralympian

Former Paralympian and current professor Danielle Peers offers a deeply personal account of coping with the complicated politics of disability as she competed in elite wheelchair basketball.


The interrogation

It is dark here. I am alone, or at least, I feel alone. It feels like years since I have been here: since they have been asking me the same questions; since they have been trying to figure out who, exactly, I am. Am I the innocent victim? Their hostile witness? Their suspect? The criminal-cheat? I am finally broken down. I give up. I am ready to confess the truth … I’m just not sure which truth to tell.

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