Welcome to the Disability and Romance Project


Launching in 2017, the DisRom project aims to start new conversations about disability in the romance community.  We’ll be gathering data from romance readers, writers and other industry professionals to explore how readers respond to depictions of disability in romance, what motivates authors to write disabled characters, and if there are any barriers to publishing romance novels featuring disabled characters.


This website will launch fully in April 2017, but in the meantime check out Ridley’s recommendations of disability-themed romance novels at Love in the Margins and this discussion of romances with disabled heroines over at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books.



Image: word cloud of some of Ria Cheyne’s work on disability in romance

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