Emily Rapp Black is an American author who has published three volumes of memoirs, Poster Child (2007), The Still Point of the Turning World (2013), and Sanctuary (2021). Her work has appeared in Vogue, The New York Times, Salon, Slate, Time, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, O: The Oprah Magazine, Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review and frequently publishes scholarly work in the fields of disability studies, bioethics, and theological studies. She is currently associate professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, where she also teaches medical narratives in the School of Medicine.
The Body’s Story: On Frida Kahlo
LARB presents an excerpt from Emily Rapp Black’s “Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg,” out next week from Notting Hill Editions....