This essay focuses on the relationship between life-writing, disability, and subjectivity. In her account of facial disfigurement resulting from jaw cancer, Lucy Grealy confronts cultural mythologies that signify corporeal difference as monstrous deviations, mapping new possibilities for female, embodied identity as well as for memoirs of illness and physical impairment.
Mintz, Susannah B. "Writing as Refiguration: Lucy Grealy's Autobiography of a Face." Biography 24.1 (2001): 172-184.